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MINUTES 



OF THE 



FIFTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 



NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN THE TOWN OF HENDERSON, N. C, 

November 13th, 14th, 15th, i6th and 17th, 1889. 



RALEIGH. N. C: 
Edwards & Broughton. Printers and Binders. 

1889. 



OFFICERS. 



peesident: 
L. L. Polk Raleigh, N. C. 

VICE-PRESIDENTS : 

Elder G W. Saxderlin Raleigh, N. C. 

J. C. Scarborough Selma, N. C. 

C. A. Rominger Reidsville, N. C. 

recording secretaries: 

N. B. Broughton Raleigh, N. C. 

G. W. Greene-- Moravian Falls, N. C. 

TREASURER : 

J. D. Boushall Raleigh, N. C. 

AUDITOR : 

W. N. Jones Raleigh, N. C. 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: 

Elder C. Durham Raleigh, N. C. 

TRUSTEES OF THE CONVENTION : 

C. Durham, C. M Cooke, W. H. Pace, 

T. H. Briggs, L. R. Mills 



BOARDS OF THE CONVENTION 
For l889-'90. 



BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

N. B. Broughton, Chairman. Rev. C. Durham, Cor. Secretary. 

A. Williams, E. G. Harrell, J. W. Denmark. G. M. Allen, C. T. Bailey, 
T. H. Briggs. J. M. Heck, J. N. Holding, W. N. Jones, J. D. Bou- 
shall, J. T. PuUen, W. W. Parish, W. H. Pace, R. R. Overby, J. M. 
Broughton, J. D. Hufham, J. C. Birdsong, A. L. Ferrell, J. C. Marcom, 
W. J. Peele, L. O. Lougee, J. C. Scarborough, W. G. Upchurch, L. L. 
Polk, T. W. Blake, J. H. Alford, S. J. Betts, W. H. Holloway, T. B. 
Moseley. J. R. Terrell, J. W. Carter, C. B. Edward-. T. E. Skinner, J. 
A. Speight. 

Anson, J. K. Fant; Ashe and Alleghany, James Eller: Atlantic, J. S. 
Dill, H. W. Battle: Alexander, C. C. Pool; Beulah, C. A. Rominger; 
Brier Creek, D. C. Jarvis; Brushy Mountain, George W. Greene; Cald- 
well, M. D. Smith: Cedar Creek, J. G. Fisher; Central, P. A. Dunn; 
Catawba River, Samuel Hutfman; Cape Fear, E. W. Wooten; Chowan, 
R. T. Vann; Eastern, O. P. Mer-ks; Flat River, J. A. Gooch; Green 
River, C. B. Justice; King's Mountain, H. F. Schenck; Liberty, James 
Smith; Little River, J. A. Campbell; Mecklenburg and Cabarrus, A. G. 
McManaway: Mt. Zion, J. L. White; Pilot Mountain. H. A. Brown; 
Raleigh, H. W. Norris; Richmond, H. C. Dockery; Robeson, E. K. Proc- 
tor, Jr.; Sandy Creek, Frank Watson; South Fork, J. S. Bridges; South 
River, Isham Royal; South Yadkin, J. B. Holman, R. J. Long: Stanly, 
S. D. Morton: Tar River, C. M. Cooke, J. H. Tucker, N. L. Shaw, Geo. 
W. Blount: Three Forks, E. F. Jones; Union, D. M. Austin: West Chow- 
an, J. B. Brewer: Yadkin, J. H. Sailor; Montgomery, M. M. Bostic: 
Columbus County, H. Lennon. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

W. L. Poteat, D. W. Allen, E. G. Beckwith, C. E. Brewer, J. M. 
Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chappell, W. B. Dunn, P. A. Dunn, W. H. 
Edwards, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, G. W. Manly, L. R. Mills, 
J. R. Pace, W. C. Powell, J. B. Powers, G. T. Prichard, F. M. Purefoy, 
William Royal, C. E. Taylor, A. R. Vann. 



LIST OF DELEGATES AND VISITORS. 



SHOWING ASSOCIATION, NAME OF DELEGATE AND POST- 
OFFICE ADDRESS, AND CHURCH. 



Ashe and Alleghany — D. W. Thomasson, Jefferson, Jefferson: James 
Eller. Berlin, Forest Home: J. T. Thomasson, Wake Forest. Jefferson. 

Anson — Needham B. Cobb, Lilesville. Lilesville: Jas. K. Fant, J. T. J. 
Battle, Wadesboro, Wadesboro. 

Atlantic— 3. S. Dill, C. J. Nelson, W. T. Faircloth, Goldsboro, Golds- 
boro; H. W. Battle, Newbern, Newbern; J. F. Love, Bayboro, Bayboro: 
G. L. Finch, Greenville. Snow Hill: J. B. Harrell, Kinston, Kinston. 

Beulah — W. R. Gwaltney, R. R. Moore, Greensboro, Greensboro: W. 
L. Wright, C. A. Rominger. Reidsville, Reidsville; J. H. Vernon, An- 
derson's Store, KeiTS Chapel: J. R. Jones, Milton, Milton. 

Brushy Mountain — G. W. Greene. Moravian Falls. Moravian Falls. 

Central— C Durham, L. L. Polk, G. W. Sanderlin. First Church, Ral- 
eigh; C. E. Taylor, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Powell, T. S. Andrews, W. 
B. Dunn. Wm. E. Crocker, Wake Forest. Wake Forest; P. A. Dunn, 
Neuse. Wake Forest: R. E. Nichols, W. W. Brinkley, Neuse, Mt. Ver- 
non; J. H. Watkins, Pernell, Wake Union: John Mitchell, Wake Forest, 
Flat Rock: Calvin Wilder, Franklinton. Mt. Olivet: W. W. Rogers, 
Rolesville, Rolesville: A. C. Green, R. Judson Buffaloe, Raleigh, New 
Hope. 

Calduiell County — W. A. Pool, Lenoir. Lower Creek: C. J. Woodson. 
Lenoir. Yadkin. 

C/io?mn— R. T. Vann. K. R. Pendleton, Edenton, Edenton; R. R. 
Overby, Belcross, Sawyer's Creek: W. B. Waff, Reynoldson, Reynold- 
son: W. P. Jordan, Coleraine, Salem: Charles A. G. Thouias, Elizabeth 
City, Elizabeth City; Josiah Elliott, Hertford, Olivet: P. S. C. Davis, 
Currituck C. H., Rehoboth; J. J. Hall, South Mills. South Mills; A. W. 
Burfoot, Hertford, Shiloh. 

Cedar Creek— 3. G. Fisher, Roslin, Green Springs. 

Cape Feai — W. S. Ballard, Southport. Southport. 

Catawba River — H. D. Lequeux, Morganton. Morganton. 

Eastern— T. H. Pritchard, Wilmington. First: N. F. Highsmith.R. C. 
Sandling. Harrell's Store. Siloani; J. T. Bland. Burgaw, Bargaw: C. E. 
Gower. Mt. Olive, Mt. Olive; O. P. Meeks, Wareaw, Warsaw and Clin- 
ton. 



LIST OF DELEGATES. O 

Flat River— M. W. B. Veazey, Knap of Reeds, Flat River Union; M. 
Blalock, Pinckney Meadows, Berea, Mt. Zion: T. S. Averett, Oxford, 
Enon; N. S. Jones, Raleigh, Concord; J. D. Clark, Dutcbville, Concord; 
S. W. Waller, Knap of Reeds, Concord; R. Vandeventer, W. T. Stain- 
back, John W. Purefoy, L. P. Holmes, Jas. H. Lassiter, T. J. Mitchell, 
T. M. Pittman, R. B. Hayes, H. Thomason, A. D. Wester, Sr., J. L. H. 
Missillier, A. D. Wester, Jr., Henderson, Henderson; D. L. Woody, 
Stovall, Island Creek; W. H. Green, J. G. Morgan, Williamsboro, Island 
Creek; J. L. Kelly, Henderson, Island Creek; J. A. Stradley, B. S. 
Royster, G. L. W. Pegram, John S. Hardaway, Oxford, Oxford; J. H. 
Meadows, D. J. Gooch, Oxfor.l, Mt. Zion; R. M. Currin, Oxford, Enon; 
J. L. Wright, G. W. Ellington, A. J. Wright, Dabney, Poplar Creek; 
D. W. Knott, Williamsboro, Poplar Creek; I. R. Fuller, George W. 
Wright, Henderson, Poplar Creek; A. C. Parham, John E. Callis, Ox- 
ford, Poplar Creek; J. L. Smith, Tar River, Pleasant Gi'ove; J. E. Jones, 
Mt. Energy, Pleasant Grove; J. T. Rogers, Creedmore, Pleasant Grove; 
R. Amis, Blue Wing, Amis' Chapel; J. A. Beam, Bethel Hill, Bethel; 
Henry Clay. John T. C. Norwood, W. H. Cutts, R. A. Gill, Stovall, 
Sassafras Fork; Amos Dean, Oxford, Sassafras Fork: W. Joe Badgett, 
Oxford, Hester's; A.. Wilkinson, Averett, Va., Grassy Creek; J. L. Pit- 
tard, Clarksville, Va., Grassy Creek; G. W. Pittard, Adoniram, Grassy 
Creek; J. H. Lamberth, A. R. Foushee. Roxboro, Roxboro. 

Green River — C. B. Justice, Rvitherfordton, Rutherfordton; M. M. 
Landrum. Marion, Marion. 

King's Mountain — J. M. McManaway, Shelby, Shelby. 

Liberty — Thomas Carrick, Henry Sheets, James Smith, Lexington, 
Lexington; B. Chears, H. Morton, Thomasville, Thomasville; J. M. 
Prim, Cid, Holoway's. 

Little River — J. A. Campbell, Dunn, Hector's Creek; Allen Betts, 
Winslow, Neill's Creek: E. B. Johnson, Dunn or Wake Forest, Pine 
Forest. 

Mt. Zion— 3. L. White, C. A. Woodson, H. A. Reams, C. P. Hower- 
ton, Durham, First Church; A. T. Hord, Burlington, Burlington; Thos. 
Hume, W. S. Roberson, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill; George W. Harman, 
Hillsboro, Hillsboro; J- F. MacDuflfie, Dayton, Roberson Grove; Thomas 
Hume, Chapel Hill, Burlington. 

Mecklenburg and Anson — A. S. McManaway, Charlotte, Charlotte; J. 
D. Newton, Concord, Concord. 

Pilot Mountain — H. A. Brown, Winston, Winston; P. H. Pernell, 
Winston, Broad Street; D. F. King, T. G. Taylor, Leaksville, Leaksville; 
C. C. Haymore, Mount Airy, Mount Airy; S. F. Conrad, Lewisville, 
Lewisville. 

Robeson — C. J. Thompson, Lumberton, Lumberton; R. A. Moore, Red 
Springs, Red Springs. 



b LIST OF DELEGATES. 

Richmond — L. Johnson, Rockingham, Rockingham; A. W. Price, 
Laurinburg, Laurinburg. 

Raleigh— A. L. Ferrell, N. B. Broughton, T. B. Moseley, W. W. Par- 
ish, James W. Denmark, Will. H. Harrison, Raleigh, Tabernacle; C. T. 
Bailey, Raleigh, Fayetteville street; O. C. Horton, J. K. Howell, John 
C. Scarborough, Selma, Selma; W. H. Edwards, Wake Forest, Morris- 
ville; J. R. Maynard, Morrisville, Ephesus; J. R. Pace, Wake Forest, 
Samaria. 

South Yadkin — J. F. Tuttle, Salisbury, Salisbury; E. Frost, Cana, 
Eaton's; J. L. Kesler, Wake Forest, New Hope; J. C. Stowell, States- 
ville, Statesville; C. S. Cashwell, Mocksville, Mocksville. 

South Fork— J. B. Marsh, Catawba, Olivet: M. P. Matheny, Lincoln- 
ton, Lincolnton. 

Stanly — J. M. Bennett, J. L. Palmer, Palmerville, Palmerville. 

Sandy Creek — W. F. Watson, Carthage. Carthage; W. C. Petty, 
Manly. Manly; W. G. King, Villanow, Ephesus. 

Tar River — T. J. Taylor, Norman L. Shaw, W. A. White, Warrenton, 
Warrentou: Baylus Cade, Louisburg, Louisburg: J. D. Hufham, Scot- 
land Neck. Scotland Neck; Miles S. Read, AVilson, Wilson: A. D. Hunter, 
J. H. Tucker, Greenville, Greenville; R. E. Peele, Crowell's, Conocon- 
ary; Geo. J. Dowell, Williamston, Williamston; W. E. Bowers, Brink- 
leyville. Bear Swamp: L. C. Perkinson, Oakville, Sharon; W. B. Mor- 
ton. Weldon, Weldon: J. M. Coleman. Churchill, Gardner's: Lawson 
Knott, Hilliardston, Rehcbeth. 

Three Forks— E. F. Jones. Zionville, Mt. Zion; I. W. Thomas, Boone. 
Boone. 

Union — D. M. Austin, Monroe, Monroe. 

West Choivan — R. T. Vann, Edenton. Edenton; J. B. Newton, E. L, 
Rice, Aulander, Aulander; T. R. Pruett, Harrellsville, Harrellsville; W. 
B. Wingate, Roxobel, Sandy Run; T. T. Speight, Lewiston, Republican: 
H. T. Williams, Union, Ahoskie; J. B. Brewer, Murfreesboro, Mur- 
freesboro: A. B. Adkins, Bethlehem, Bethlehem: R. R. Day, Elkin. 
Island F(jrd. 

Life — J. A. Speight, Raleigh. 



MINUTES. 



Henderson, N. C, November 13, 1889. 

The Baptist State Convention met in its fifty-ninth annual 
session this morning at 10 o'clock, in Burwell Hall. 

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. A. G. McMana- 
way, of Charlotte, who read Psalm 47; and Dr. Bitting, of 
Philadelphia, led in prayer. 

On motion of Dr. Huf ham, Bro. J. C. Scarborough was 
made temporary President, the President and Vice-President 
of last session being absent. 

The following w^ere appointed a Committee on Credentials: 
Bros. W. L. Wright, T. Carrick, W. P. Jordan and J. B. Har- 
rell, who reported sixty-two delegates present. 

Brethren N. B. Cobb, E. Frost and A. L. Ferrell were 
appointed tellers for the election of President, who counted 
the ballots and reported the election of Bro. L. L. Polk as 
President. 

On motion of Rev. C E. Gower, the election was made 
unanimous. 

Bro. Polk was conducted to the chair by Bros. E. Frost 
and R. R. Overby, and briefly addressed the Convention. 

On motion of Rev. N. B. Cobb, the following were elected 
Vice-Presidents: Bros. G. W. Sanderlin, of Raleigh; J. C. 
Scarborough, of Selma; C. A. Rominger, of Reidsville. 

On motion of Dr. Huf ham, the following were appointed 
to nominate the remaining officers: R. R. Overby, P. A. 
Dunn, T. H. Pritchard, J. H. Tucker, J. L. White. 

The committee nominated the following, who were elected 
by the Convention: 

Recording Secretaries— N. B. Broughton, Raleigh; G. W. Greene, 
Moravian Falls. 
Treasurer— J. D. Boushall, Raleigh. 
Auditor — W. N. Jones, Raleigh. 
Corresponding Secretary — C. Durham, Raleigh. 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

Bro. T. M. Pittman,, of Henderson, offered the following, 
which was adopted : 

Resolved, That the hours of meeting for the Convention be fixed as 
follows : 

Meet at 9:30 a. m.; adjourn at 12:30 p. M. 
Meet at 8 P. M. ; adjourn at pleasure. 
Meet at 7:30 p. m. : adjourn at pleasure. 

Rev. C. C. Bitting, of Philadelphia, representing the Ameri- 
can Baptist Publication Society; Rev. A. E. Dickenson, of 
Richmond, representing the Religious Herald, and Rev. Mr. 
Arnold, pastor of the Methodist Church of Henderson, were 
announced as visitors to the Convention. 

Rev. C. Durham, Corresponding Secretary, read the report 
of the Board of Missions and Sunday Schools: 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY 
SCHOOLS. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

With gratituie to God for His abundant blessings, we present to you 
our fifty-ninth annual report. 

Ten years ago the Convention met in Oxford, a town only twelve 
miles distant. Then we mourned the death of W. W. Wingate. John 
Kerr, and others, who had that year finished their work in the Master's 
vineyard, and who had gone to be with our Redeemer; this year, Elders 
James S. Purefoy, William Turner, A. B. Alderman, J. M. Beasley. 
John Monroe. Joseph E. Carter, and brethren W. G. Simmons, John 
Watson. George R. French, and others, true and honored servants of 
our Lord, have been called to their reward. Then, only twenty-four 
Associations, nineteen of them represented in that session, were co- 
operating with the Convention: now, every Association within the 
bounds of the Convention is co-operating in all the departments of our 
work. Then the Baptists of this State gave for Foreign Missions 
$2,875.70, and there had gone oui from them only two missionaries to 
the heathen; now we give $8,500. and in one year — since our last 
Convention — thirteen missionaries have gone from the Baptist churches 
of North Carolina to the foreign field, making, in all. from our churches 
to the heathen, thirty-two. In China, 15. viz.: Dr. Matthevv T. Yates 
and Mrs. Yates, Rev. D. W. Herring and Mrs. Herring, Rev. R. T. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. \) 

Bryan and Mrs. Bryan, Rev. T. C. Britton and Mrs. Britton, Rev. N. L. 
Chappell and Mrs. ChappeJl, Rev. E. F. Tatum and Miss Alice Flagg. 
Rev. G. F. Bostick and Mrs. Bostick, and Miss Fannie Knight; in Mexico. 
2, viz.: Mrs. Chastain and Mrs. Duggan; in Africa, 15, viz.: Rev. E. F. 
Baldwin, Mrs. Baldwin and Miss Baldwin, Rev. C L. Powell and Mrs. 
Powell, Rev. C. C. Newton, Mrs. Newton, Miss Alberta Newton: colored — 
Rev. James O. Hayes and wife. Rev. Shared Capps and wife, Rev. Joseph 
Walker, and two well-trained missionary women, Laura C. Fleming and 
Caroline T. Sawyer. Of this entire number, only two — Dr. M. T. Yates, 
after forty years of faithful and successful work in China, and Rev. 
Joseph Walker, after one year in Africa — have been called to their 
reward on high. They both fell on the field of their labors, and their 
bodies rest in the soil of their adopted homes. The one fell when it 
seemed his work had only begun ; the other at the close of a beautifully 
rounded and finished life. Ten years ago the Board of Education was 
aiding twelve young preachers: now", thirty-two: then this Board 
received $1,468.18; now, $3,800; then we gave for Sunday-school Mi vi- 
sion work $1,188.62: now, $5,639.99; then we had in the State Mission 
work eighteen missionaries; now, ninety-six; then we gave for State 
Missions $1,427.13; now, $12,500; then we had no colporters; now. fifteen 
colporters at work; then we had no Orphanage; now, a home for our 
orphan children, liberally sustained: then we were erecting church 
buildings at the rate of, perhaps, ten per } ear; now, at the rate of more 
than one hundred per year; then we had added to our churches perhaps 
not more than five thousand per year; now, more than fifteen thousand: 
then our college (Wake Forest) was struggling for existence; now\ with 
the strongest faculty, the greatest number of students, the largest 
endowment and the brightest prospects of any institution of learning 
in the State, we look upon it as a proof of the consecrated wisdom of the 
fathers, and one of the principal factors in our denominational pros- 
perit>i in all the j-ears to come: then the total receipts for all objects, 
reported through the Treasurer of our Convention, was $8,046.09; now, 
including Orphanage, more than forty-Hve thousand dollars. 

What marvelous blessings the Lord has bestowed upon us ! How loud 
the call, as we look back over these ten years of our history, to under- 
take yet greater things for the Master's cause I 

STATE MISSIONS DEFINED. 

All that has been done, and all that will be done to give the gospel to 
the destitute in our State, is properly called State Missions. This is true, 
whether the work has been under appointment of this Convention, the 
Associations, local churches, or undertaken bj' individuals independ- 
ently and without appointment by any human action. For more than 
one hundred years the Baptists of North Carolina have been eiigagedin 



10 MINUTES OF THE 

State Missions, and we are glad to report that, through all these years, 
the work has never been so large, so hopeful or so satisfactory in i-esults 
as it has been during the year now about to close. 

MISSIONARIES. 

These have been located in the destitute villages and country neigh- 
borhoods, from the lowlands and sand-banks of the East, where the 
sound of the rolling surf is heard, to the beautiful grass-covered moun- 
tains of Ashe and Allt-ghany counties, far up on our northwestern 
border. The Corresponding Secretary of the Convention has^ been this 
year in almost every county connected with tlie Convention, and has 
seen many of these missionaries in tlieir homes and in their work, and 
bears cheerful testimonj- to their faithfulness in labors and self-sacri- 
ficing efforts to build up our Redeemer's kingdom iu the State. 

THE WORK. 

The work done in mission fields, and the contributions made by them,, 
can only partly be shown by the following figures, viz.: 

Sermons 6,608 i Griven for siate Missions-f 896 11 

Churches supplied 24'3 Foreign Missions 768 12 

Out-statations supplied. . - 178 ! Home Missions 352 28 

Persons baptized 548 i Education 842 34 

Added by letter 872 [ Orphanage 469 78 

Professions of faith 924 Building and repairing.. 4,168 12 

Houses of worship build'g 86 j No. of Sunday-schools . . 360 

Houses of worship finish 'd 28 i No. officers and teachers 20,145 

Churches oi-ganized 40 New schools organized _ . 64 

Paid pastors $13,825 00 1 Contributed by schools. 742 83 

DESTITUTION. 

The object in this work for more than one hundred years has been to 
continue to plant Baptist churches, till it will not be necessary for any one 
iu our State to go an unusual distance to hear the gospel as we believe it. 
Other religious denominations may occupy the fields, but, so long as 
there is no Baptist preaching in any given village or country neighbor- 
hood, there is destitution for us: and faithfulness to the Lord and to 
theBo';k He has given us, demands that we should send a man there to 
preach the truth as we believe it. There are three special sections of our 
State where there is very great destitution, that, to us as a denomina- 
tion, is white unto the harvest. 

EASTERN SECTION. 

This is seen in the counties of Tyrrell, Hyde. Beaufort, Pitt, Edge- 
oombt . Greene, Lenoir, Jones, Onslow. Craven, Pamlico, Carteret and 
Brunswick. 



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MIDDLE SECTION. 

Alamance, Guilford, Randolph, Stanly, Rowan, Iredell, Mecklenburg 
and Cabarrus. 

WESTERN SECTION. 

Lincoln, Gaston, McDowell, Ashe and Alleghany. 

In addition to these counties, there are many parts of counties, vil- 
lages and tOTvns along the lines of the new railroads that ought to have 
our attention at once. To delay, is to put ourselves at great disadvan- 
tage; and hence, with all tlie means and men that the Lord, in His good 
providence, has given us, the work should be spe^dily done. 

ENLARGEMENT. 

At the session of this Convention fifty-two years ago. Rev. Thomas 
Meredith, chairman of Committee on State Missions, presented a report 
worthy of repetition and of our most earnest study. He says: " The 
State Mission department constitutes one of the most iuiportant branches 
of operation in which the Convention is engaged. It is that on the suc- 
cess of which depends, to a great extent, the success of all the others. 
It is to this that we must look for the cultivation of the soil from which 
alone our resources can be obtained. It is this, therefore, to which the 
attention of the Convention should be directed as a matter of radical 
interest."' Here is the clearest possible presentation of the true founda- 
tion of our denominational prosperity.' A hundred years before this 
Convention was organized, the Biblical Recorder was founded, or Wake 
Forest College had its beginning, the Baptists of this State, though met 
by a thousand diflSculties, began the work of State Missions, and these 
agencies liave been made necessary and possible by the successful prose- 
cution of this foundation work. The door of opportunity for enlarged 
work is especially open to us now: and your Boai'd is of the opinion 
that we ought to trust the Lord to guide and the c'uirches to come to 
our aid and undertake greater things in this department than ever 
before in the history of our denominational work. One thousand dol- 
lars wisely spent in State Missions now will be worth more than fifty 
thousand dollars twenty- five years hence. 

We, therefore, most earnestly recommend that this Convention under- 
take to secure for State Missions during the incoming year $15,000: and 
to aid in this work we suggest that the following amounts might be 
secured from the Associations, viz. : 



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Tar River $3,000 00 1 Ashe and Alleghany 250 00 

Central - 1,250 00 ; Little River . 250 00 

Chowan 800 00 ! Riclimnnd 250 00 

Mt. Zion 800 00 1 Mecklenl/g and Cabarrus 200 00 

West Chowan 800 00 i Cedar Creek 200 00 

Flat River ... - 800 00 Yadkin 15000 

Eastern 700 00 Union 150 00 

Raleigh 650 00 i Cape Fear 150 00 

Atlantic . -. 600 00 Montgomerv 100 00 

Pilot Mountain 550 00 Brushy Mountain 100 00 

South Yadkin 500 00 Three Forks 100 00 

Beulah 500 00 | Alexander. 100 00 

King's Mountain 400 00 Caldwell. 100 00 

Robeson 400 00 Stanly 100 00 



SouthRiver 300 00 

Anson 300 00 

SouthFork 300 00 

Sandy Creek 300 00 

Liberty 300 00 

Green River 250 00 



Brier Creek 100 00 

Catawba River 1 00 00 

Elkin 50 00 

South Atlantic .. .. 50 00 

Total $15,000 00 



The Lord comes to the help of those who humbly and earnestly try to 
obey his instructions. Let us remember that in this, as in all great 
things for our Lord and humanity, "we walk by faith, not by sight." 
We have the opportunity, our people have the means, the heart, the 
liberality, the consecration, and they look to us for the signal to go for- 
ward. Lrt us have faith to say, " Go." 

CONCLUSION. 

There is nothing wrong with the churches. They, like an army, are 
made strong or weak by the generals that command them and the 
enemy that confronts. The wise pastor who looks Godward for inspi- 
ration can lead his people to higher and better things. The one great 
need is a missionary pulpit in all of our churches. Oh, for such men to 
lead our people! Let the pastors think — think of State Missions, of the 
history and fruits of this work, of its needs and possibilities; keep their 
people well informed about it — its growtli. its needs and its prospects: 
pray for it in pui^lic and private; ask the people to pray for it and 
give to it, and we may then expect them to give intelligently and liber- 
ally to sustain it. We have nothing to fear. We have the Lord, the 
Book, the open doors and our churches to guide, to cheer and to aid us 
in the work. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Mission Board employed last year 328 missionaries, an 
increase of 45 over the year before. These missionaries organized 328 
churches during the year, an average of one for each missionary. They 
received 8,402 persons into Baptist churches, an average of over 25 for 
each worker. They organized 343 Sunday-schools, and distributed 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 13 

850,000 pages of tracts, and 5,000 copies of the word of God. They labor 
in four Southern States, the Indian Territory, and the Island of Cuba. 

The figures given above indicate that the blessing of the Great Head 
of the Church attends the work of this Board. These abundant tokens 
of Divine favor should be a. trumpet call to our churches to increase 
their contributions, and thus enable the Board to multiply the number 
of workers. And especially do the Baptists of North Carolina need to 
be aroused to a sense of their duty to this Board. South Carolina has 
only three-fifths as many Baptists as our State, but these give nearly 
three times as much to Home Missions as we do. We outnumber the 
Baptists of Virginia by more than 40,000, but they gave more than five 
times as much to this object last year as we gave. Even the 7,000 Bap- 
tists of Maryland gave more than four times as much to this Board last 
year as all the Baptists of North Carolina. 

Will not the one thousand brethi-en and sisters who have this year been 
recognized in their district Associations as the representatives of the 
Home Mission Board in their respective churches see to it that this state of 
things shall continue no longer? Let each one of them forward a liberal 
contribution to Bro. J. D. Boushall, Treasurer, by April 15th, 1890, and 
let pastors and other church members reader hearty co-operation, that 
the contributions may be proportionate to the strength of the member- 
ship and the worthiness of the object. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

Ten years ago the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Conven- 
tion had, as its representatives in Pagan and Papal fields, eleven foreign 
and thirty -two native workers. This year it has on these fields eighty 
foreign and seventy-five native workers, making a total of one hundred 
and fifty-five workers under appointment of this Board as the represen- 
tatives of the churches in the Southern Baptist Convention. Of this 
number thirteen have been sent out from the Baptist churches of North 
Carolina since our last session. Thus it will be seen that during the past 
year three more missionaries have gone out from the churches of North 
Carolina to the foreign field than were on the field from the entire 
Southern Baptist Convention ten years ago. We now have, from the 
churclies of our State, nineteen missionaries on the foreign field under 
appointment of the Foreign Mission Board at Richmond, Virginia, and 
eleven others from our churches now on the field who have gone, or 
have been sent, without appointment of said Board. 

The contributions for the last year have been sadly disproportionate 
to the honor God has placed upon us by calling more men from our 
State than from any other in the South, to the great number added 
yearly to our churches, and to our financial ability. It is gratifying, 
however, to note that several Associations have become responsible for 



14 MINUTES OF THE 

the support of certain missionaries. The KingV Mountain and Green 
River Af-sociation? %vill pay the salary of Bro. Bostick and wife, the 
Chovviin has agreed to raise Miss Knight's salary, and the West Chowan 
has been supporting Bro. Britton and wife at $800 per annum, that being 
all that he would accept. 

ENLAHGEMENT. 

Thirty-six new missionaries have been appointed in the last tvvelve 
months. This is a great stride' to make, but it is made in accordance 
with the spirit and the letter of the command of the Southern Baptist 
Convention at its meeting in Richmond. The Board then asked whether 
it should go forward, and the Convention replied, most emphatically, 
•• Qo forioard.' 

Boiiles ihese appointments, a new mission has been established in a 
land heretof(jre unoccupied by us, namely: Japan. Dr. Yates, of China, 
rejiarded this as one of the most promising fields for missionary labor. 

Increased work demands increased contributions. The last Conven- 
tion at Memphis authorized the Board to expend $150,000. Our State 
Board of Missions will try to raise $10,000. This is more than we have 
ever done, but it can be raised. Let us say, *' It shall be raised I" 

THE NEAV DEPARTURE. 

The letter from Bro. Herring, of China, published in the Biblical 
Recorder of October 16, has been read witli great interest. The gist of 
the letter runs thus: "We — Bryan, Chappell and Herring, and our 
wives — adopt the native style of living, at a salary of $600." We desire 
to commend this eminent Christian spirit, and to beg the churches to do 
more for foreign missions than ever before in the history of this great 
work. 

Brethren, the time is short. We must soon render an account of our 
stewardship. God has given us the opportuniry of going or sending. 
Have we done all we couldV The harvest is white; the laborers are 
anxious to enter the field: let us who remain hold up their hands. We 
are attempting great things for God; we can expect great things from 
God. 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

On the recommendation of our Board, Sunday School Associations 
have been formed in a number of the District Associations, and steps 
have been taken in others to organize such Associations in the early 
part of next year. These Associations are designed to stimulate the 
schools now in existence to engage in Sunday School mission work, to 
aid the colportage and orphan work, and to bridge an important gap in 
the meetings of our brethren for consultation about all the departments 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 15 

of work in which we are engaged. Your Board is of the opinion that 
the time has come to organize a permanent State Baptist Sunday School 
Association, to hold its annual meetings in the month of June or July. 
This should be a compact, working organization of the officers and 
teachers and active workers of the Sunday Schools of the State. 



Quarterlies and papers sent out. 77,062. 

Ministers aided (donations and discounts) $240 55 

Schools aided (40) 210 35 

Total value of donations $450 90 

STATISTICS. 

New schools organized .-- 132 

Present number of schools (estimated) 1,600 

Present number of attendants (estimated) 120,000 

SUPPLY STORE. 

The capital to be used in this ^store ought to be increased. The small 
fund invested is doing a large work, and this work could easily be 
-quadrupled next year if the store was supplied with the capital necessary 
to enlarge the business. There is no department of our work that gives 
promise of greater good or larger returns. We most earnestly recom- 
mend that all of our Sunday Schools order their supplies througli tliis 
store. The schools will secure them in the same time and at the same 
prices as when orders are made direct to Philadelphia or Atlanta, and 
we will secure for our Sunday School ujission work fifteen per cent, on 
all orders sent through us to either publishing house. 

This store has now in stock on hand $1,287 70 

Solvent credits (books in hands of colporters, accounts, 

etc.) 1,043 90 

Office furniture, stationery, etc 250 00 

$2 538 25 

Claims against the Supply Store $l,4i]l 10 

Increase of debt over last year 195 66 

Increase of stock over last year 122 30 

i.749 06 

To balance, $ 789 19 



16 MINUTES OF THE 

COLPORTAGE. 

During the past year we have had fifteen colporters. Some have 
worked only part of the time, and some have just begun their vvork. 
The funds for this department have been so small that we have not been 
able to enter, except partially, the doors open to us. 

On April 17th, 1889, the American Baptist Publication Society sent us 
a check for $500 for this work. This, however, was an appropriation 
made the year before. This Society has made no appropriation for the 
work through this Convention since our session in Greensboro last 
November, and we fear the organization of a State system of colportage^ 
for which we have been prepaiing. and to which we have looked with 
hope, as one of the departments to be built up through the years, just as 
our State Mission work has been developed, will be greatly interfered 
with by the recent action of this Society in entering into agreements 
with Associations in our State to do our colportage work independent 
of this Convention or its Board. Such action on the part of the Society 
and the Associations cannot, in the opinion of your Board, be otherwise, 
in its final results, than detrimental. 

We need in this, jusc as in all other departments, if we would do a 
gi'eat work, united action on the part of all our Associations, and when 
properly understood we will, no doubt, have it. We need for this work 
next year at least $5,000. 

Days of labor, 1,514; miles traveled, 6,048; families visited, 4,748; 
families destitute of the Bible. 438; sermons preached, 376; addresses, 
144: prayer-meetings held. 246; persons baptized, 188: churches organ- 
ized. 5: Bibles sold, 591: Testaments sold 889; books sold, 3,489; Bibles 
given away, 992; Testaments given away, 2,372; pages of tracts and 
papers distributed, 578,290. 

The Board recommends that the Sunday School and colportage work 
be made one department, and ihat the Board of Missions and Sunday 
Schools be authorized to engage the entire time of some suitable man to 
superintend the work. 

N. B. BROUGHTON, 

C. Durham, President. 

Corresponding Secretary. 

On motion, tlie following were appointed a Committee on 
Order of Business: W. R Gwaltney, John Mitchell. J. L. 
White, C. Durham. 
• Pastor Vandeventer, of the Henderson Church, delivered 
an address of welcome, to which suitable response was made 
by Rev. W. L. Wright, of Reidsville. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 17 

On motion of Dr. Hufham, Dr. Bitting was invited to 
address the Convention this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned till 3 p. m. Bene- 
diction by Dr. Hufham 



Afternoon Session. 

The Convention was called to order by the President. Dr. 
R. H. Marsh led in prayer. 

The following committees were announced : 

Baptist Orphanage— E. Frost, J. H. Lassiter, G. P. Hamrick. R. R, 
Moore and O. C. Horton. 

Finance— D. F. King. T. M. Pittman and A. L. Ferrell. 

Religious Exercises — Pastors and Deacons of Henderson Church. 

To Nominate Board of Missions and Sunday Schools — H. A. 
Brown, C. Durham, C. C. Haymore, W. B. Waff, H. D. Lequeux, R. H. 
Marsh and J. S. Hardaway. 

Obituaries— T. H. Pritchard, A. G. McManaway, James Smith, T. J. 
Taylor and C. T. Bailey. 

Periodicals— J. D. Hufham, J. A. Scradley, I. W. Thomas, H. W. 
Battle, H. Morton and C. A. G. Thomas. 

To Nominate Board of Education— R. T. Vann. J. H. Vernon, G. L. 
Finch. C. E. Gower and P. H. Pt-rnell. 

On Place and Preachers of next Convention — P. A. Dunn, C. B. 
Justice and J. F, Love. 

Rev. W. R. Gwaltney, for the Committee on Order of 
Business, made a report, which was adopted as the Order of 
Business of the Convention. 

Dr. Pritchard offered the following, which was adopted : 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this body tliat some better provision 
should be made for the relief of our aged, infirm and indigent ministers, 
and that a committee be appointed to prepare and submit to this Con- 
vention some possible plan for the accomplishment of this object. 

The President appointed the following committee: T. H. 
Pritchard, B. Cade, C. E. Taylor, N. L. Shaw, E. F. Jones, 
2 



18 MINUTES OF THE 

The hour having arrived, Dr. C. C. Bitting was introduced, 
and addressed the Convention on the interests of the Ameri- 
can Baptist Publication Societ3^ 

Rev. Dr. W. H. Whitsett, professor in the Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., was introduced, and 
addressed the Convention in reference to the Students' Fund. 
A collection, in cash and subscriptions, was then taken for 
this object, amounting to $381.80. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned, with doxology and 
benediction b}' Dr. Pritchard. 



Night Session. 

The exercises were introduced by an anthem by the choir. 
" Come, ye that love the Lord," was sung b}"- the choir and 
congregation. Rev. J. S. Dill read the second Psalm and the 
6th chapter of Judges, and Dr. Whitsett led in prayer. 
"Soldiers of Christ, arise," was announced and sung. 

Rev. J. S. Dill, of Goldsboro, after a brief prayer, announced 
as his text, " Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel 
from the hand of the Midianites; have not I sent thee?" — 
Judges vi: 14 — and preached the Introductory Sermon. 

After singing " Stand up for Jesus," and announcements, 
the doxology was sung, and the benediction was pronounced 
by Bro. Dill. 



SECOND DAY. 

Thursday, November 14, 1889. 

The Convention was called to order b}^ President Polk at 
9:30 A. M. Rev. W. B Wingate led in prayer. 

The minutes of the first day were read and approved. 

Rev. T. P. Bell, Assistant Corresponding Secretary of the 
Foreign Mission Board ; Rev. S. F. Thompson, of Kentucky, 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 19 

representing the Western Recorder; Rev. Mr. Ingle, of the 
Episcopal Church; Rev. M S. Read, of Wilson, and Rev. J. 
J. Hall, of South Mills, were introduced to the Convention. 

Rev. H. W. Battle^ for the committee appointed at the last 
Convention on "the expediency and feasibility of establish- 
ing a Baptist Female College," offered a report, which, on 
motion, was made to displace the special order for 3 p. m. 

The hour having arrived, the portion of the report of the 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools referring to State 
Missions was considered, and, pending a motion to adopt, 
remarks were made by Bros. C Durham, B. Cade, W. R. 
Gwaltney, C. E. Taylor and J. C. Scarborough. 

Pending the discussion, a collection was taken, in cash 
and pledges, to pay the debt due the missionaries, amount- 
ing to $971.57. 

The report was then adopted, and the Convention ad- 
journed, after prayer led by Dr. C. E. Taylor. 



Afternoon Session. 

The opening prayer was led by Rev. H. A. Brown, of 
Winston. 

The President introduced to the Convention Rev. Dr. I. T. 
Tichenor, of Atlanta, and Rev. A. J. Diaz, missionary in 
Cuba. 

The committee to nominate Board of Education reported 
the following, who were elected : 

W. L. Poteat, D. W. Allen, E. G. Beckwith, C. E. Brewer, J. M. 
Brewer, J. B. Carlyle, L. Chappell, W. B. Dunn, P. A. Dunn, W. H. 
Edwards, P. W. Johnson, W. C. Lankford, G. W^. Manly, L. R. Mills, 
J. R. Pace, W. C. Powell, J. B. Powers, G. T. Prichard, F. M. Purefoy, 
Wm. Royall, C. E. Taylor and A. R. Vann. 

The committee to nominate Board of Missions and Sun- 
day Schools reported the following, who were elected : 



20 MINUTES OF THE 



BOAED OF MISSIONS AND SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

N. B. Bkoughton, Chairman. Rev. C. Durham, Cor. Secretary. 

A. Williams. E. G. Harrell, J. W. Denmark. G. M. Allen, C. T. Bailey, 
T. H. Briggs. J. M. Heck, J. N. Holding, W. N. Jones, J. D. Bou- 
shall. J. T. Pullen, W. W. Parish, W. H. Pace, R. R. Overby, J. M. 
Broughton, J. D. Hnfham, J. C. Birdsong, A. L. Ferrell, J. C. Marcom, 
W. J. Peele, L. O. Lougee, J. C. Scarborough, W. G. Upchurch, L. L. 
Polk, T. W. Blake, J. H. Alford, S. J. Betts. W. H. Holloway, T. B. 
Moseley. J. R. Terrell, J. W. Carter, C. B. Edwards, T. E. Skinner, J. 
A. Speight, G. W. Sanderlin. 

Anson, J. K. Fant: Ashe and Alleghany, James Eller: Atlantic, J. S. 
Dill, H. W. Battle; Alexander, C. C. Pool; Beulah, C. A. Rominger; 
Brier Creek, D. C. Jarvis; Brushy Mountain, George W. Greene; Cald- 
well, M. D. Smith; Cedar Creek, J. G. Fisher; Central, P. A. Dunn; 
Catawba River, Samuel Huffman; Cape Fear, E. W. Wooten; Chowan, 
R. T. Vann; Eastern, O. P. Meeks: Flat River, J. A. Gooch; Green 
River, C. B. Justice; King's Mountain, H. F. Schenck; Liberty, James 
Smith; Little River, J. A. Campbell; Mecklenburg and Cabarrus, A. G. 
McManaway; Mt. Zion, J. L. White; Pilot Mountain. H. A. Brown; 
Raleigh, H. W. Norris; Richmond, H. C. Dockery; Robeson, E. K. Proc- 
tor, Jr.; Sandy Creek, Frank Watson; South Fork. J. S. Bridges; South 
River, Isham Royal; South Yadkin, J. B. Holman, R. J. Long: Stanly, 
S. D. Morton: Tar River, C. M. Cooke, J. H. Tucker, N. L. Shaw, Geo. 
W. Blount: Three Forks, E. F. Jones: Union, D. M. Austin; West Chow- 
an, J. B. Brewer; Yadkin, J. H. Sailor; Montgomery, M. M. Bostic; 
Columbus County, H. Lennon. 

Bro. G. W. Sanderlin announced the receipt of a telegram 
stating that Chief Justice Smith had died suddenly at noon 
to-day. 

On motion, Bros. Sanderlin and Battle were requested to 
express, by telegraph, the sympathy of this Convention for 
the family of Chief Justice Smith. 

The special order being the consideration of the report of 
the committee to consider the establishment of a female col- 
lege of high grade, the report was read, and, pending the 
motion to adopt, speeches were made by brethren L. L. Polk, 
N. B. Broughton, C. E. Taylor, Thomas Hume, J. D. Huf- 
ham, J. S. Dill, H. W. Battle, B. Cade and T. H. Pritchard, 
and the report was adopted, as follows: 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 21 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE UPON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF 
A FEMALE COLLEGE. 

Your committee "appointed to consider the expediency and feasibility 
of establishing a Baptist Female College of high grade, under the aus- 
pices of this Convention, are convinced that the great need for such an 
institution renders the enterprise expedient, and most encouraging 
assurances of moral and financial support convince us that it is nov7 
feasible. We, therefore, earnestly recommend that this Convention 
resolutely and joyfully assume the duty, which, we believe, the desires 
of the people and the demands of the times have laid upon us. 

Your committee must further report that, from the nature of the 
case, they have been unable to ascertain the best available locality, or 
make estimates as to the cost of inaugurating such an institution; and 
that they may be enabled to carry out these requirements of the original 
resolution, respectfully ask for further time, and full authority to act in 
the premises. L. L. POLK, 

W. R. GWALTNEY, 

R. R. OVERBY, 

T. H. PRITCHARD, 

J. D. HUFHAM, 

R. T. VANN, 

N. B. BROUGHTON, 

R. H. MARSH, 

A. G. McMANAWAY, 

H. W. BATTLE, 

Committee. 

Rev. C. Durham read a telegram from the North Carolina 
students at the Seminary — I Thess. v: 25-28. 

On motion, the subject of Home Missions was made the 
special order for 10 a. m. to-morrow. 

On motion, adjourned, with benediction by Rev. J. L. 
White. 



Night Session. 

President Polk called the Convention to order at 7:30 
o'clock. The choir s;ing, as a voluntar}', "Look unto Me 
and be ye saved." Elder J. L. White read the second Psalm, 
and Elder W. L. Wright offered prayer. * 

The consideration of that part of the report of the Board 
of Missions referring to Foreign Missions being the order 
for this hour, the same was taken up. 



22 MINUTES OF THE 

Elder C. Durham read a letter from Elder G. P. Bostick, 
dated at Tung Chow, China, September 15, 1889. 

Elder J. L. White, A-^ice-President of the Foreign Mission 
Board, took the chair, and called upon Elder R. T. Vann, 
who addressed the body upon the report, and he was fol- 
lowed by Elder T. P. Bell, assistant corresponding secretary 
of the Foreign Mission Board. 

Elder White made some remarks, and introduced Rev. 
A. J. Diaz, of Cuba, who gave an account of his conversion. 

The report was adopted. 

The Convention then adjourned, with doxology and bene- 
diction by Rev. R. R. Overby. 



THIRD DAY. 

Fkiday, November 15, 1889. 

Vice-President Scarborough called the Convention to 
order and read the 15th Psalm. The prayer was led by Dr. 
Hufham. 

The minutes of the second day were read and corrected. 

On motion, Rev. J. L. White was added to the committee 
on the establishment of a female college. 

Bro. Durham offered the following, which, after remarks 
by several brethren, was adopted : 

Resolved, That the committee on the establishment of a Female Col- 
lege be increased to' twenty-five, and that these shall constitute a Board 
of Trustees to establish and govern such institution. 

On motion, a committee of three, consisting of brethren 
C. Durham, W. A. Pool and R. R. Overby, was appointed to 
nominate the additional fourteen members of the committee. 

The special order being the subject of Home Missions, 
Rev. A. J. Diaz, missionary of the Home Mission Board in 
Cuba, was introduced, and addressed the Convention con- 
cerning the work in Cuba. 

Dr. I. T. Tichenor, corresponding secretary of the Home 
Mission Board, was then introduced, and made an address 
on the general work of that Board. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



23 



The report was then adopted. 

On motion of Rev. B. Cade, the Convention agreed to try 
to raise S5,000 for the Baptist house of worship in Havana, 
Cuba, and the following were appointed a committee to 
suggest a division of this amount among the Associations : 
B. Cade, C. Durham, N. B. Broughton. 

Dr. Huf ham read the report on Periodicals, which was 
made the special order for 3 p. m. this afternoon. 

The report of the Treasurer was read and adopted, as 
follows : 

REPORT OF TREASURER. 

Report of J. D. Boushall, Treasurer Baptist State Convention, from 
November 14, 1888, to November 13, 1889. 



State Missions. 



By balance from last report 

By amount received 

To paid Edwards & Broughton, printing, etc. 

' " Postage, stationery, etc 

" Rent 

" Traveling expenses 

" Salaries 

' ' Missionaries 

Balance on hand 



Foreign Missions. 

By balance from last report 

By amount received _ _ 

To paid traveling expenses 

" Postage, stationery, etc 

' ' Printing, etc . 

" Expenses Women's Central Committee. 

" Rent .,. 

" R. Q. Powell for C. L. Powell 

'■ Salaries _. 

" Dr. H. A. Tupper. Cor. Secretary 

Balance 



Education. 

By balance from last report . . . 

By amount received 

To paid G. T. Watkins 

" Salaries 

" John Mitchell, Treasurer 
Balance on hand 



67 45 
4l'41 
1500 
53 79 

718175 

11,198,15 

520 32 

$ 12,614 87 



125,00 

4141| 

11324! 

25! 00 1 

1500: 

29!75^ 

193 75' 

5,628:25 



$ 6,17140 



47 

12 

3.671 

140 

$ 3,871 



1,372 
11.242 



$ 12,614 



196 
5,961 



13 
6,171 



196 
3,674 



87 



$ 3,871 40 



24 MINUTES OF THE 

REPORT OF TREASURER— Continued. 



Home Missions. 



Balance from last report 

By amount received. . 

To paid A. G. McManaway, Vice President . 

" Postage, stationery, etc 

" Printing, etc 

" Rent 

* ' Traveling expenses ... 

" Salaries -.-. 

" Dr. I. T. Tichenor, Cor. Secretary . 
Amount transferred to Foreign Missions ... 
Balance on hard .. 



Baptist Orphanage. 



By amount received 

To paid Henry Slieets. Treasurer pro ^em. 

" J. W. Oliver, Treasurer 

Balance on hand . . - - 



Church Extension. 



Balance from last report 

By amount received for Greenville 

" '• •' Burlington 

" " " ('oncord 

To paid W. H. Pace for Greenville 

" J. W. Wildman for Greenville. 

" A. T. Hord for Burlington 

Balance on ham 1 - _ . 



Oxford Orphan Asylum. 



By amount received 

To paid Dr. B. F. Dixon. 



Sunday-Schools. 



Balance from last report 

By amount received 

To paid N. B. ' i' ' )Ughton 

' ' Gospel Herald 

•' Thomas T. Tasker 

" Biglow & Main .. 

" Providence Lithograph Company. 

" A. Williams & Co 

" B. G. Cownt-r 

' ' Kind Words 



Amount carried forward 



59 

41 

24 

15 

100 

306 

770 

44 

889 



4174 
2,20975 



$ 2,251 



$ 60 

1,134 

70 

$ 1,265 



49 



3,251 49 



1,265135 



$ 1,265 35 



107 
67 
61 
00 



106 35$ 106 



94 



94^ 



35 
94 
94 



32 

25 
10 
13 

613 
32 

251 
11 

756 



5,5161 



$ 1.745 41 



$ 5,516;83 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



25 



REPORT OF TREASURER— Continued. 



Sunday-Schools— Continued. 

Amount brought forward 

To paid B. Griffith, Secretary 

" J. B. Alden 

" American Sunday school Union 

" C. H. BelviD, cashier, for K. & S .. 

" American Bible Society 

" Robert Carter & Brothers 

" J. G. Brown . cashier 

" Edwards & Broughton, printing 

" A. J. Holman & Co 

'• Thomas Nelson & Sons 

" D. R. Niver PubHshing Company.. 

" Filmore Bros - 

" C. T. Biiley. advertising - 

" Baker & Taylor Company 

" Hurst &Co'- ' 

" B. Thurston & Co 

" S. S. Store, postage, stationery, etc 

" Rent : "_ 

' ' Salaries 

Balance on hand 



COLPORTAGE. 

Balance from last report 

By amount received .. 

To paid B. Griffith. Secretary 

'■ American Baptist Pub. Society . .. 

" Rent 

" American Sunday-school Union . . 

" J. B. Alden 

' ' Kind Words 

" Filmore Bros 

" American Bible Society 

" D. R. Niver Publishing Company. 
'' Providence Lithograph Company. 

" Biglow & Main. 

" W. W. Whitney 

' ' Colporters 

Balance on hand _ . 



Students' Aid Fund. 



By amount recpived . 
Balance on hand . . 



Yates Fund. 



By ann^unt received. 
Balance on hand . . 



$ 1,745 


41 


$ 


5,516 


83 


1,525 


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31 


45 








182 


86 








29 


63 








147 


25 








72 


11 








24 


17 








83 


84 








118 


50 








106 


62 








26 


71 








26 


40j 








35 


001 








9 


40 








'< 10 


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1 


80 








198 


92 








215 


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932 


50 








4 


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$ 5,516 


83 


$ 
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5,516 

1,586 


83 

97 
22 


$ 325 


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500 


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15 


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33 


34 1 








1 28 


01! 








100 


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32 


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1 '^ 


72; 








19 


30 








17 


18 








8 


10 








334 


46 








116 


68 








$ 1,587 


19 


$ 


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19 




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$ 1 


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50 



26 MINUTES OF THE 

NOTE TO treasurer's REPORT. 

The item of rent charged to the different objects should all be charged 
to Sunday Schools. The amount of traveling expenses charged to State 
Missions should be $139.40, to Foreign Missions .$69.70, and to Home- 
Missions $69.70. These changes make no difference in the aggregate 
amount received and disbursed, and notwithstanding the report has 
been duly passed upon, after proper examination by the Auditor of the 
Convention, these changes are made according to instructions of the 
Board of Missions and Sunday Schools. 

J. D. BOUSHALL, 

November 27, 1889. Treasurer Baptist State Convention. 

I hereby certify that I have examined the books of J. D. Boushall, 
Treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, for the 
past conventional year, comparing the same with the acknowledgments 
in the Biblical Recorder. I find all accounts with the various objects of 
the Convention to be correct, and disbursements supported by proper 
vouchers. W. N. JONES, 

Auditor North Carolina Baptist State Convention. 

The report of the Woman's Central Committee was read, 
and ordered to be spread upon the minutes, as follows: 

REPORT OF THE WOMAN'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF MISSIONS. 

The Central Committee, in pursuance of its work, as planned for it 
by the State Board of Missions, has continued to organize, encourage 
and overlook the work of Woman's Missionary Societies in the churches. 
The gratifying result of this work is that nineteen hundred and forty 
dollars and forty cents has been raised by the Woman's Missionary 
Societies during the year for the objects of the Convention : State, 
Home and Foreign Missions, Ministerial Education and the Baptist 
Orphanage. Of this sum, much the larger part has been conti'ibuted to 
Foreign Missions, but the committee is pleased to note a steady increase 
in the amounts given to Home and State Missions. 

Being more and more convinced of the helpfulness of Woman's Mis- 
sionary Societies to the churches themselves, and to the object they are 
formed to aid, and that, instead of lowering the amounts raised by the 
church at large, they increase those amounts by the whole sum of their 
contributions, the committee again asks for the cordial and earnest sup- 
port of all pastors in its work. 

Respectfully submitted for the Committee, 

Miss FANNIE E. HECK, President. 

Mrs. James A. Briggs, Secretary. 

The Convention adjourned, with benediction by Rev. J. M. 
McManaway. 



baptist state convention. 27 

Afternoon Session. 

The opening prayer was led by Rev. T. J. Taylor, of War- 
ren ton. 

Bro. P. A. Dunn read the following, which was adopted: 

Your committee appointed to recommend place for next session, rec- 
ommend the church at Shelby, Dr. T. H. Pritchard to preach the Intro- 
ductory Sermon, with Elder H. A. Brown, alternate. 

P. A. DUNN, 
C. B. JUSTICE, 
J. F. LOVE, 

Committee. 

The special order being the report on Periodicals, on a 
motion to adopt, remarks were made by brethren A. G. 
McManaway, C. T. Bailey, J. D. Hufham, N. B. Broughton, 
C. Durham, J. M. McManaway and T. M. Pittman. 

Pending the discussion, the Convention adjourned. 



Night Session. 

Vice-President Sanderlin was in the chair. The choir 
sang an anthem, and Rev. J. J. Hall led in prayer. 

Dr. John Mitchell read the report of the Board of Educa- 
tion, and, pending a motion to adopt, addresses were made 
by Dr. John Mitchell and Dr. Thomas Hume on the subject 
of Ministerial Education. These were followed by addresses 
on General Education by Dr. I. T. Tichenor, of Atlanta, and 
Rev. B. Cade, of Louisburg. After taking subscriptions, 
amounting to $643, for the equipment of the Department 
of Physical Culture at Wake Forest Col-lege, the report was 
adopted, as follows: 

REPORT OF BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Thirty-six young ministers were aided by the Board during the ses- 
sion of 1888-9. Several applications had to be denied for the lack of 
funds. 

There are now about forty young brethren at the college, who are 
looking forward to the ministry. Thirty-three have been received by 



28 MINUTES OF THE 

the Board as beneficiaries this term. Two of those have been transfer- 
red, temporarily, to Bethel Hill Academy, Person county. N. C. , and 
four others have not yet returned, and probably will not during this 
term. Others are asking for aid now, and it is very important that the 
work should be greatly enlarged. 

Would that the Board could receive all the worthy young ministers 
who apply for aid. 

The current expenses of the Board have been paid up to November 1st, 
1889, except a small balance due the Corresponding Secretary, and there 
is more than enough in the hands of the Treasurer to pay that. 

The outstanding notes have been cancelled, and there are a few old 
claims in favor of the Board upon which something will be realized; 
notably the McMillan notes, now in the hands of E. K. Proctor, attor- 
ney, upon which we shall realize two or three hundred dollars. So that 
the Board is out of debt. The account of the Corresponding Secretary 
shows the work of the years from November 12th, 1888, to November 
8th, 1889, to be as follows, viz. : 

Whole amount received from Treasurer $3,619 06 

" " disbursed as per vouchers 3,619 97 

The above account has been audited and found correct, and accom- 
panied with proper vouchers, and signed, John M. Brewer, Auditor. 

W. L. POTEAT, Pi^esident. 
John Mitchell, Cor. Secretary. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by Rev. 
J. S. Dill 

The following are the subscriptions mentioned above : 

For Equipment of Department of Physical Culture at Wake Forest 

College. 

Thomas Hume.. ..-$ 5 

C. B. Jui-tice 5 

H. W. Battle 5 



N. B. Broughton $ 25 

John Mitchell. 25 

Biblical Recorder 200 

Mrs. Parham 25 

Mrs. T. J. Mitchell. . . 25 

W. H. Pace-..- 25 

J. C. Scarborough 25 

T. J.Taylor 25 

R. R. Overby 25 

D. F. King 25 

C. A. Rominger 25 

J. J. Hall 25 

W. L. Poteat .. 25 

R. T. Vann 10 

R. H. Marsh 10 

J.T.Bland 10 

W. L. Wright 5 

A. T. Hord (paid) 5 

M. P. Matheny .- 10 

B.Cade 5 



R. J. Buffaloe.. 5 

J. H. Lamberth . . 5 

J. A. Kelly 5 

J. B. Brewer .... . 5 

W. H. Edwards 5 

J. S. Hardaway ..(paid) 5 

A. D. Hunter 5 

J. ->. Dill 5 

G. L. Finch 5 

W.F.Watson 5 

O. P Meeks 5 

C. E. Brewer 5 

A. W. Price 5 

W. C. Petty 5 

Cash (paid) 2 

W. B. Waff (paid) 1 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 29 



FOURTH DAY. 

Saturday, November 16, 1889. 

President Polk called the Convention to order. Rev. M. 
M. Land rum led the opening pra3'er. 

The minutes of yesterday were read and approved. 

Rev. E. Z. Simmons, missionary to China, was introduced 
to the Convention. 

The question recurring on the motion to adopt the report 
of the Committee on Periodicals, the report was laid on the 
table. 

On motion of Rev. R. T. Vann, the Convention voted its 
endorsement and commendation of the Biblical Recorder. 

The portion of the report of the Board of Missions and 
Sunday Schools referring to colportage and Sunday Schools 
was discussed by brethren C. Durham, N. B. Broughton, 
C. J. Woodson, J. D. Huf ham, M. P. Matheny and C. E. Tay- 
lor, and the report was adopted. 

On motion, the Chair appointed thirteen delegates to the 
American Baptist Education Society, as follows: 

W. L. Poteat, Thomas Hume, T. H. Pritchard, A. G. McManaway, 
J. B. Brewer, R. T. Vann, C. T. Bailey, J. H. Mills, G. W. Sanderlin, 
J. D. Hufham, J. J. Hall, C. A. Jenkens, J. N. Stallings. 

Dr. T. H. Pritchard offered a report on Ministers' Relief, 
and, after remarks by T. H. Pritchard, C. A. Woodson and 
C. E. Taylor, the following substitute was offered b}^ Dr. 
Taylor and adopted, as follows: 

The committee appointed to consider the relief of aged and needy 
ministers of the gospel, beg leave to report : 

1. That a Board of nine trustees be annually appointed by the Con- 
vention, vv^hose duty it shall be to collect, appropriate and invest funds 
for the relief of aged or indigent Baptist ministers. 

2. That this Board be located in Wilmington, N. C. 



30 MINUTES OF THE 

The following are the trustees: 

J. L. Stewart, J. S. Allen, J. T. Bland, L. R. Highsmith, D. L. Gore, 
W. A. French, J. C. Stevenson, L. R. Carroll and T. H. Pritchard. 

Dr. Hufham offered the following, which, after taking a 
collection for Bro. Powell, amounting to $72, was adopted, 
as follows: 

Whereas, Our beloved brother, C. L. Powell, who is laboring as mis- 
sionary in Africa at his own risk, trusting only to his brethren and the 
promises of God, is now reported to be in iU-health and in need ; there- 
fore, 

Resolved, That we do now remember him in prayerful sympathy. 

Resolved, That we now and here send him a testimonial of our tender 
regard for him and his work. 

Bro. W. H. Pace, who was appointed to collect subscrip- 
tions made at last Convention for the debt on Greenville 
Church, reported amounts collected, and, after remarks, on 
motion of Bro. N. B. Broughton, the thanks of the Conven- 
tion were tendered Bro. Pace for the service rendered in col- 
lecting the pledges, and he was continued as a special com- 
mittee to collect what remains unpaid. 

Rev. W. A. Pool offered the following, which was adopted: 

Report of Committee to nominate fourteen additional names to the 
committee to et-tablish a Female College of high grade in North Carolina: 

C. Durham, B. Cade, C. A. Rominger, J. W. Carter, G. W. Greene, 
W. C. Petty, E. K. Proctor, Jr., J. M. Currin, J. H. Lassiter, W. G. 
Upchurch, W. T. Faircloth, R. P. Thomas, D. F. King, C. E, Taylor, 
J. L. White. W. A. POOL, Sec. of Com. 

Rev. B. Cade offered the following, which was adopted : 

The committee to apportion the amount which the Convention directs 
to be expended for church building in Cuba, have fixed the amount to 
be raised by each Association at one-third of the amount assigned to be 
raised for State Missions the ensuing year, which sums are to be divided 
into two equal annual payments. C. DURHAM, 

N. B. BROUGHTON, 
BAYLUS CADE, 

Committee. 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 



31 



Bro. T. M. Pittman, for Committee on Finance, offered the 
following, which was adopted : 

REPORT ON FINANCE. 





03 

c 
o 


c 

u 
O 




i 


Boone Sunday School 

Winston Sunbeams, 1st Church, Pilot Moun- 
tain Association . . . 




1 6 00 


$ 3 00 
*50 00 




Walnut Cove Mission, Pilot Mountain Asso . 


$ 4 00 






Oxford Church. Flat River Association 

Lunbrow's Broad Street Church. Winston 


30 00 


tl4 70 

114 35 


t6 90 


Mill Creek Church, Flat River Association 






Middle Swamp Church, Chowan Aseociation, 
■Corinth Church, West Chowan Association . . 




8 00 
1 46 














Total ... - 


$4 00 


$45 46 


$72 05 


$6 90 



*For Bostic. fFor Bostic. JDiaz Church, Cuba. ||Bal. on subscription. 
The Finance Committee respectfully report that the foregoing amounts 
were paid into the hands of the committee during the session of the 
Convention. D. F. KING, 

A. L. FERRELL. 
T. M. PITTMAN, 
November 16, 1889. Committee. 

The Convention adjourned, with benediction by Dr. John 
Mitchell. 



Afternoon Session. 

The opening prayer was led by Rev. T. J. Taylor, of War- 
renton. 

On motion of Dr. Huf ham, the Secretaries were instructed 
to have the usual number of Minutes printed, and were 
allowed the usual fees. 

Bro. J. C. Scarborough offered the following, which was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That we return our hearty thanks to the good people of 
Henderson for the generous hospitality they have extended to this Con- 
vention; to the churches of other denominations whose pulpits have 
been offered us; to the railroad and steamboat companies which have 
extended to our delegates reduced rates, and to the newspapers that 
have reported the proceedings of the body. 



32 MINUTES OF THE 

Rev. E. Z. Simmons, missionary to China, being intro- 
duced, briefly addressed the Convention. 
On motion, adjourned till 7:30 p. m. 



Saturday Night's Session. 

Vice-President Sanderlin called the Convention to order 
at 7:30 p. m. After an anthem by the choir, Elder T. J. 
Taylor offered prayer. " Work, for the night is coming," 
was sung. 

The repor: of the Committee on Baptist Orphanage was 
read, as follows: 

REPORT ON THOMASVILLE BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

We are glad to be able to report our Orphanage in reasonable prosper- 
ity. The children have been remarkably healthy during the conven- 
tional year just closing, until recently, when measles made its appear- 
ance. There are some cases of this now among the children and officers 
of the Institution. No deaths have occurred during the year. 

On the Orphanage farm, the boys have grown and harvested one hun- 
dred and twenty bushels of wheat and more than five hundred bushels 
of corn the present year. Also a good supply of Irish and sweet pota- 
toes, turnips, cabbage and other vegetables. 

The Biggs building and Mt. Zion eating-house have been completed 
since our Inst meeting. A nursery for children under six years of age 
has been erected through the liberjlity of Bro. Dennis Simmons, of Wil- 
liamston, who furnished the necessary means for this special purpose. 

Bro. Mills has erected, since our last meeting, an arbor or shelter, with 
a seating capacity of about two thousand. This has been furnished with 
seats for the convenience and comfort of the large numbers of people 
who visit the Orphanage at the annual meetings held on the last Wed- 
nesday in July of each year. This was done at the suggestion of the 
visiting committee and with money subscribed in small sums by a num- 
ber of brethren and friends of the Orphanage. It has been a great 
accommodation to the large assemblies, and is of much practical use to 
the Orphanage. There are five dwellings and four eating-houses, 
together with the necessary outbuildings, on the premises. 

''Charity and Children." a weekly eight-page paper i< issued for the 
benefit of the children in keeping the claims of the Orphanage before 
our people, and to stimulate the churches to active organized work for 



BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION, 33 

the Institution. The paper ought to be in every Baptist home in our 
State. Tlie work is done by the children at the Orphanage, thus 
enabhng the general manager to issue the paper at the low jDrice of one 
dollar per year, and turn the in(?ome from it into the fund for the sup- 
port of the Institution. 

We now have one hundred and twenty children in the Orphanage — 
twenty-eight more than last year — being educated, taught to work, and 
equipped for the better performance of life's duties and the better to 
meet life's responsibilities. 

Seventeen of these have made profession of religion, and have been 
baptized during the past year. 

This increase of numbers and the enlargement of the work during the 
year calls for enlarged contributions and warmer sympathy on the part 
of our churches in this work for the fatherless and dependent children 
committed to our care at Thomasville. O. C. HORTON, 

E. FROST. 
J. H. LASSITER, 
G. P. HAMRICK, 
R. R. MOORE, 

Committee. 

On motion to adopt the report, remarks were made by 
Elders T. J. Taylor, W. L. Wright, H. W. Battle, G. W. 
Sanderlin, B. Cade, J. C. Woodson and Bro. E. Frost. 

At the close of the remarks a collection was taken, amount- 
ing to $94.82 in cash. 

The following preambles and resolution were offered and 
unanimously adopted : 

Whereas, The liquor traffic is a most powerful hindrance to the 
gospel of Christ and an aggressive enemy to social order; and 

Whereas, This traffic is steadily encroaching upon all that Christian 
men revere and the human heart holds dear; and 

Whereas, It seeks to destroy the Christian Sabbath and annihilate 
public morals and the public conscience; and 

Whereas, All Christian bodies should speak out in nojuncertain tones 
on this question; therefore, be it 

Resolved by the North Carolina Baptist State Convention assembled. 
That we favor the speedy and entire prohibition of the liquor traffic; 
that we oppose license for this traffic in any and all its forms, through 
which men buy the right to destroy human hope and happiness, and 
blight human souls, as an offence against public morals and sin against 
God. 

3 



34 MINUTES OF BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until after the ser- 
mqp at Baptist Church Sunday night. 



APPOINTMENTS FOR THE SABBATH. 

Baptist Church— 11 a. m., Rev. Dr. Thomas Hume; 7:30 f. m.. Rev. 
Baylus Cade. 

Presbyterian Church — 11 a. m., Rev. Dr. Thos. H. Pritchard; 7:30 
p. M. , Rev. J. M. McManaway. 

Methodist Episcopal ChuUch— 11 a. m., Rev. H. W. Battle: 7:30 
p. M., Rev. W. L. Wright. 

Methodist Protestant Church — 11 a. m.. Rev. Dr. J. D. Hufham; 
7:30 p. M., Rev. W. R. Gwaltney. 

BURWELL Hall— 3 p. m., Rev. E. Z. Simmons, Canton, China, Mis- 
sionary Address. 
» 

Sunday Night. 

At the conclusion of the sermon by Rev. Baylus Cade, 
President Polk spoke of the pleasant session of the Conven- 
tion, and called upon Rev. Dr. Pritchard to make the closing 
address, at the conclusion of which the Convention joined 
in singing "God be with you till we meet again," and 
adjourned to meet in Shelby on Wednesday, November 12, 

1890. 

L. L. POLK, 

N. B. Broughton, Pi'esident. 

G. \V. Greene, 

Secretaries. 



Note. — On page 16 of these Minutes, in the report of the Board of 
Missions and Sunday Schools, under '• Colportage." may be seen a 
reference to the American Baptist Publication Society. It is due the 
Society to say that Dr. C. C. Bitting, representing the Society at Hen- 
derson, said to our Convention, explanatory of the above reference, that 
a brother from North Carolina, whom he did not know, and whose name 
he did not remember, visited Philadelphia and reported to him thac our 
Convention had given up its colportage work, and had asked the Asso- 
ciations to do it. and that the action of the Society referred to in the 
report was based upon said representation of our work. He promised 
for ihe Society that they would in the future work only through our 
Board. C. DURHAM, 

I December 2d, 1889. Corresponding Secretary. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES. 

The necrology of the year is unusually large, and hence, while it would give 
your committee pleasure to present elaborate sketches of our honored dead, 
the space allotted this department in the Minutes will allow only brief notices of 
their history. This, however, is the less to be regretted, since fuller biogra- 
phies will be given in the Baptist Almanac oi 18S9, from which data for future 
history may be derived. The oldest in this long catalogue of departed worthies 
was our venerable brother, 

REV. HENRY S. SPIVEY, 

who was born in Gates County, N. C, Sept. 5th, 1800, and, hence, was in his 
89th year at the time of his death. He and the celebrated Quinton H. Trot- 
man were natives of the same county, were about the same age, were wild and 
wicked young men together, and professed faith in Christ and began to preach 
about the same time. In middle life he removed to Pitt County, afterwards to 
Franklin, and for many years before his death he resided in Sampson County 
and served with much acceptance the churches of the surrounding country. 
Up to the age of 85 this active and cheerful man of God continued to travel 
and preach, but in 1885 feeble health forced him, much against his will, to 
retire from pastoral work, since which time he remained at home, read his Bible 
and waited for the coming of the Lord, and when the summons came it found 
him, like a faithful servant, " with his lamp trimmed and burning." 

REV. JOHN MONROE. 

This blessed and eminently useful minister of Christ was born in Richmond 
County, October, 1804. His parents emigrated from the Highlands of Scot- 
land in 1803. He was baptized into the fellowship of Spring Hill church in 
1819; began to preach in 1825; has labored extensively in the counties of Rich- 
mond, Anson, and Robeson, N. C, and Marlborough, S. C, and for the sixty- 
five years of his ministry has been pastor of the Spring Hill church. For twenty 
years he was Moderator of the Pee Dee Association, and would have been thus 
honored of his brethren to the end of his life had he consented to it. No minis- 
ter of any denomination ever lived in North Carolina who was more respected for 
his piety and usefulness than John Monroe, and his many virtues will be fit- 
tingly commemorated by a monument which his friends are preparing to erect 
in his honor. 

" His life was gentle, and the elements 
So mixed in him that Nature might stand up 
And say to all the world, ' This was a man,^ " 



36 APPENDIX. 



REV. JAMES S. PUREFOY 

was the third son of the Rev. John Purefoy, and was born in Wake County, 
N. C, 1815: was baptized in 1 830, began to preacli in TS35, and was ordained in 
1840 — Dr. Samuel Wait, Dr. W. T. Brooks and Rev. P. W. Dowd constituting 
the presbytery. For many years this most excellent man did effective work as 
pastor of churches in Wake and Granville counties. No man, living or dead, 
has done so much for Wake Forest College as this unpretending brother. Moie 
than to any other man the selection and purchase of the farm on which the Col- 
lege was located, is due to his father; and the son, while plowing in the field, 
and before he was twenty-one, gave twenty-five dollars to this institution, and 
through all its checkered history he has been its unfaltering friend. For many 
years he was its treasurer without salary. He secured for it since the war, and 
at a critical period of its history, ten thousand dollars from the Baptists of the 
North, and to him mainly is due the credit of rescuing the College from ruin 
in l848-'49; by his energy and liberality the Wingate Memorial Hall was 
erected in i879-'8o, and when he died he left the College one thousand dol- 
lars. His own hard battles in the pursuit of knowledge made him the unfal- 
tering friend of education — especially of ministerial education — and there 
are many of our pastors who gratefully cherish his memory, because of 
the special kindnesses they have received at his hands while studying to pre- 
pare themselves for the work of the ministry. Of the three brothers, George 
W., N. A. and James S. Purefoy, George, perhaps, possessed most native vigor 
of intellect; N. A. was the best educated, but all were wise, good and useful 
men. James had the soundest judgment, the greatest force of character and 
was the most useful. He died March 30th, 1889, and lies buried near the 
College he loved so well. 

REV. WILLIAM TURNER. 

This faithful and beloved servant of God was born in Davidson County , N. 
C, June 23d, 1816. He was baptized by Rev. Josiah Wiseman in 1834, began 
to preach in 1839, and was ordained in 1844. His early education, was defi- 
cient, but by careful study and the reading of standard authors he became a 
correct and fluent speaker, and having a clear, musical voice and much pathos, 
he often preached with great power and was eminently successful in revival 
meetings. He was pastor of the New Friendship church for forty years, of Jer- 
sey church thirty, and at Fork and Abbott's Creek for many years in succession. 
He baptized over 1,000 persons, many of them became ministers of the gospel. 
He was for many years Moderator of the Liberty Association, and while he did 
not often attend the Convention, he was held in high esteem and greatly beloved 
by a large circle of friends. 

Persisting in his purpose to preach, against the remonstrances of his family, 
he died in his buggy while returning from an appointment at New Friendship, 
his devoted wife catching him in her arms as he breathed his last. 



APPENDIX. 37 



REV. J. M. BEASLEY. 

John Mebane Beasley was born in Chatham County, N. C, October 15, 1815. 
He professed faith in Christ in a meeting held in Fayetteville in which the 
pastor, Dr. James McDaniel, was aided by Rev. J. J. Finch, then pastor in 
Raleigh, in 1841, and was baptized by Mr. Finch. He did not begin to preach 
till 1862, when he had reached the mature age of forty-seven. A presbytery, 
consisting of Rev. James McDaniel, D. D., Rev. J. J. Brantley, D. D., and 
Rev. A. B. Alderman, lately deceased, ordained him, probably the same year. 

Two years ago Bro. Beasley was stricken with paralysis and has preached 
but once or twice since, so that his effective ministry was confined to about 
twenty-five years. He died from a second stroke of paralysis, Aug. 13, i88g. 

It is to the labors of such men as Brother Beasley, quiet and humble, and yet 
sure, persistent and effective, that we can attribute the rapid growth and great 
prosperity of the Baptist churches of North Carolina, and their virtues deserve 
to be chronicled and their memories held in everlasting remembrance. Here 
was a man who began to preach late in life — he was nearly fifty before he 
preached his first sermon. His education was very limited; he used often to 
say that he never studied grammar, and yet he learned to speak correctly and 
with power. He supported his family by his trade, for he was an excellent 
jeweler, and yet the results of his unpretending labors would do credit to any 
pastor in the land. He surveyed the field within a radius of thirty miles from 
Fayetteville as a center, and wherever there was spiritual destitution, or special 
need for a Baptist church, there he planted the standard of his Master, and 
there he organized a church and built a house of worship. 

I do not know how many churches he served as pastor, but he ionnded eleven 
in all; and he was the prime mover and by long odds the most liberal contribu- 
tor in the erection of houses of worship for all of them, and some other churches, 
also. Indeed, he may be said to have preached the gospel through all these 
years gratuitously, for he gave back to the churches more than he received from 
them. To one church I know he contributed five hundred dollars. From 
the best information I can obtain, he baptized not less than fifteen hundred 
persons during his ministry. That is a record for which any man might be 
grateful. Bro. Beasley was a man of decided convictions and a Baptist " after 
the most straitest sect." 

In business affairs his judgment was sound and good, so that by industry and 
economy he left to his family a comfortable estate, and a name in business 
circles above reproach. In contemplating his life, character and labors, we 
instinctively exclaim — and the angels, doubtless, will respond to the sentiment — 
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the 
Spiiit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." 

REV. J. W. WHITE 

Died at his home near Capeheart's Church, in Bertie County, N. C, on the 
l8th day of April, 1889. Bro. White was born on the 24th day of March, I 8 30 



38 APPENDIX. 



and was in the sixtieth year of his age when the Master said, " Child, your 
Father calls, 'Come home.'" 

Bro. White was the son of a Baptist preacher, and in early life was taught 
the religion of the Lord Jesus. At eleven years old he made a profession of 
religion and united with the church at Ross', in his native county. From the 
time of his conversion to the day of his death, he exemplified his religion by a 
pious life and a godly and upright walk before the world. 

REV. JOSEPH E. CARTER 

was born at Murfreesboro, N. C, on the 6th of February, 1836. In early Ufa 
he turned his attention to the law, and read it in the ofifice of Judge W. N. 
H. Smith, the late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and 
afterward became a pupil in the poptilar law school of Judge Pearson, for so 
long a time Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of this State also. 

It seems that Bro. Carter when quite young made a profession of religion, 
united with the church, and afterward forfeited his membership. But on the 
lith of January, 1S59, he renewed his Christian profession and was restored 
to the church. On the 30th of the same month he was licensed to preach, and 
his law office was closed up. He entered Union University of Murfreesboro, 
Tenn., of the Theological Department of which Dr. J. M. Pendleton was in 
charge. 

On the 14th of the ensuing May he was married to Miss Priscilla Burton, of 
the same town, and returned to his home in Murfeesboro, N. C. On June 
30th, 1861, he was formally ordained to the ministry by a presbytery consisting 
of Revs. A. McDowell, A. M. Poindexter and R. R. Overby. 

During the war Bro. Carter preachetl in West Tennessee and North Georgia, 
held very successful pastorates in Georgia, Danville, Ky., Huntsville, Ala., 
and other points of importance; was agent for the Theological Seminary at 
Louisville, Ky. , from 1874 to 1877; came back to North Carolina as pastor at 
Wilson and Tarboro in 1880; removed to Hendersonville in 1882; became 
editor of the Western North Carolina Baptist in 1885, in which position he did 
good work for the Master till the paper was consolidated with the Biblical Re- 
corder in i88g. He was pure in mind and heart, and thoroughly honest in 
his convictions and habits. He was scrupulously careful to live within his 
income and keep all his debts paid up. On his death-bed he called his wife's 
attention to his only outstanding pecuniary obligation, and that was not fully 
matured. 

As a Chkistian. he was pious, devout and prayerful in a high degree. His 
diary affords one a clearer insight into the recesses of his inner Christian life 
than can be gotten elsewhere, and one cannot rise from a perusal of it without 
feeling for him a more tender and fraternal respect as a thoughtful, conscien- 
tious and consecrated child of God. 

As a PREACHER, he was far above the average. He was a diligent and 
devout Bible student and a sound and discriminating theologian. He loved 
the truth as Baptists hold it, and was never afraid to stand forth as its champion. 



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His diary shows that he had himseif baptized 405 persons. Had his health 
been such as to make his physical strength compare with his mental and spir- 
itual forces, he would have been a preacher of extraordinary power. 

Though his term of service as an editor was brief, he evinced a happy adap- 
tation to that sort of work. As a writer, he was intelligent, discriminating and 
tasteful, and with practice he would no doubt have attained to excellence. 
Taken altogether, our brother was a faithful, conscientious and devoted servant 
of God. True, he had his faults, like all the rest of us; but even " his failures 
leaned to virtue's side.'' His life was useful and his death was happy. 

JAMES MURRAY 

Died in Wilson, Wednesday, September 4th, 1889, James Murray, in the 
seventy-sixth year of his age. He was the son of David and Judith Murray, 
born in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, July 2ist, 1S13. Left an orphan at a 
very early age, he apprenticed himself to a coach-maker and made himself 
proficient in that business. But ambitious of higher distinction, wilh a thirst 
for knowledge, stimulated and encouraged by the Rev. Jas. B. Taylor (father 
of the present President of Wake Forest College), and under whose ministry 
he was converted at the early age of thirteen, and under whose pastoral care 
he labored for the Master for years in the Sunday-school and country prayer- 
meetings, he went to .Wake Forest when but a manual labor school, where, 
under many difficulties, such as want of preparation and pecuniary means, with 
the advice and tuition of the eminent scholar and divine Samuel Wait, and in 
dose companionship with the distinguished missionary Matthew T. Yates, and 
the now saintly J. M. Brewer, he attained a high degree in the higher branches 
of learning. Adopting the profession of teacher, he was called to the charge 
of Greenville Academy in 1843, and has continuously devoted himself to the 
cause of education ever since, with diversions into mercantile and agricultural 
pursuits, and at the time of his death was the county superintendent of public 
instruction for Wilson, attending the last meeting of the board, on the second 
day of September, just two days before his death, which office he held continu- 
ously since 1880. He was devotedly fond of religious literature, and his 
library contains many books and periodicals of rare value. He was for 
years, by reason of his afflictions, debarred active service in the church, 
but was always ready by counsel and pecuniary aid, as far as he was able, to help 
the struggling band of Baptists in Wilson. He was for many years conscious 
of his approaching dissolution, and his faith in Christ as his Saviour and his 
conversation in regard to the happiness of the blest in store for him, was a joy to 
all who were privileged to hear him. 

JOSIAH R. ETHERIDGE. * 

Of this excellent layman. Dr. R. R. Overby says: 

" I have known Bro. Etheridge intimately for more than twenty years; was his 
pastor twelve years, and during all these years I do not remember anything in 



40 APPENDIX. 



his life unbecoming a Christian or a gentleman. In his dealings with men 'he 
was transparent — he would not deceive you. He came as near having the entire 
confidence of the community in which he lived as any man I have ever known. 
He was ever ready to render any aid in his power to the needy. It was, how- 
ever, as a church member I knew and loved him best. He was a very quiet 
man, especially in our public meetings; but was a very doing man, which is 
much better than talk. During all the years that I knew him, I remem- 
ber but one instance in which he failed to do what I thought he ought to have 
done for the advancement of the kingdom. 

" I would not make the impression, either, that he did not think for himself; 
he was an independent thinker, but saw readily his duty as steward of the 
Lord. He was no ordinary man, and the preacher was always benefitted by 
spending a night at his home. He was a good theologian, read extensively, 
and especially the New Testament, and would find out very soon whether the 
preacher had read his. Though a farmer himself, he would not let the preacher 
talk about anything but the Bible. He was one of the very few hearers who 
made the preacher a better preacher by hearing him. The preacher who 
preached to J. R. Etheridge knew that he was preaching to a man who did not 
allow the preacher to think for him, and who would remember every position 
taken, and would attack at a suitable time any position with which he did not 
agree. Such a man, with the spirit of Christ in him, is worth more to a 
preacher than mountams of gold. He was the preacher's friend, because intel- 
ligent, pious and unselfish. He will be missed — his family of three children 
will feel most keenly the loss of his good example and wise counsel — the poor, 
whom he was always ready to help, will miss him. He will be missed wherever 
known; but, next to his own children, his church will miss him. He was always 
at his post, and his judgment was relied upon in all matters of business, more, 
perhaps, than any man. 

"Gone from us, but not dead! A good man never dies. ' He that liveth 
and believeth in me shall never die.' Though unseen, he lives on in his 
church and community." 

DEACON GEORGE R. FRENCH. 

The most aged of the eminent Baptist laymen who have passed away during 
the year was Deacon George R. French, who died in Wilmington, N. C, 
March 15th, i88g. He was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, January 24th, 
1802, and, hence, had passed his 87th year. Bro. French was of a family dis- 
tinguished for its love of Baptist principles. His father was a Baptist deacon, 
he had three brothers who were Baptist deacons, he himself was for more than 
forty years a^Baptist deacon, and his son William is a Baptist deacon. 

He lived in Darien, Georgia, in 1819, and was a partner with Perry Davis; 
settled in Wilmington in 1822, where he resided for sixty-seven years. He was 
baptized in 1827 by Rev. James McDaniel, D. D.; was the leading spirit in 
building the first Baptist meeting-house in Wilmington, and, next to John L. 



APPKNDIX. 41 



Prichard, is entitled to the largest measure of credit for the erection of the 
present edifice, very much the handsomest church building in the State. 

Deacon French was a successful man of business, having founded the oldest 
and largest shoe-store in the Stale; been a director and president of the Bank 
of Wilmington; a director in the Bank of Cape Fear; a director in the Wil- 
mington Gas Company, the Oakdale Cemetery Company, and other corpora- 
tions; he was, up to the time of his death, the president of the Seaman's Friend 
Society; a trustee of Wake Forest College and one of the vice-presidents of the 
American Sunday-school Union. 

But it was as a Christian that Bro. French was especially distinguished. He 
loved his church, and could be found in his place of worship, even in extreme 
old age, in all sorts of weather; he loved Wake Forest College, and gave often 
and generously to its relief and endowment, and he seemed to love the fellow- 
ship of the saints more than all things of earth The end of this good man was 
peace — for twenty years before his removal from earth he retired from business 
and spent his time in visiting loved relatives and attending religious meetings, 
and when at last the summons came, it found him ready for the Master's call; 
he breathed his last in the bosom of his family, and sank into the arms of his 
Saviour as gently as a little babe sinks to rest on its mother's bosom. 

PROF. W. G. SIMMONS, 

William Gaston Simmons, LL. D., Professor Emeritus of Wake Forest Col- 
lege, died at his home in Wake Forest on Sunday morning, March 3d, at 3 
o'clock. Dr. Simmons had been in feeble health for more than a year, and on 
this account had retired from active work in the College. 

Dr. Simmons was the son of the late Lockey Simmons, of Montgomery 
County, N. C, a man distinguished for his industry, wealth, and interest in his 
denomination and education, and was born in Mecklenburg County, N. C, on 
March 4th, 1830. He was educated at W^ake Forest College, from which he 
graduated with distinction in 1852 After completing his education at Wake 
Forest, he went to Chapel Hill and read law under Judge Baltic and Hon. S. 
r. Phillips. In 1855, he was elected by the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest 
College Professor of Mathematics. For many years he filled this chair with 
great success, and early became the leading professor in the institution. Such 
was Dr. Simmons' proficiency and attainments that he soon prepared himself 
for filling any of the chairs in the College, and was some yjsars ago elected 
Professor of Chemistry, then of Physics, which position he filled with credit to 
himself and the College up to the time of his resignation. 

Dr. Simmons was a man of great learning and indomitable energy. He was 
as good a lawyer as he was professor of mathematics or physics, and rendered 
the College and his neighbors many a valuable service by his wise and timely 
advice. As a manager of money, he was specially gifted, and during the few 
years of his administration as Treasurer of the College, he was enabled to 
straighten out all our financial tangles and difficulties, and was privileged to 



42 APPENDIX. 



see the endowment more than doubled and safely and profitably invested. Had 
Dr. Simmons turned away from his literary and scieatific labors and devoted 
himself to the making of money, he would have easily accumulated vast wealth. 
But he was devoted to scientific studies, and readily surrendered all else to their 
prosecution. 

Our brother lacked but a day of reaching his fifty-ninth year. After a life 
of unremitting toil, he entered into rest on Sunday morning. Like our dear 
Bro. Carter, of Hendersonville, N. C, he entered upon the glories of heaven 
on the Lord's day. 

Bro. Simmons had through life greatly enjoyed meeting with his brethren on 
the stated days of worship and uniting with the congregations of the Lord's 
people. What a meeting our brother attended on that Sunday morning! 
His parents, his early friends, his co-laborers, such as Wingate, Walters, 
Brooks, Duggan, Owen, White and Wait, who toiled with him in building up 
Wake Forest College, and the hundreds of his former students who had entered 
heaven before him, and the unnumbered millions before the throne! 

Dr. Simmons leaves a devoted wife and a family of most accomplished chil- 
dren to mourn his death. God graciously permitted him to live to see all of 
his children grown and thoroughly educated but one. Though his friends and 
family had seen for more than a year that his life-work was done, they are 
crushingly bereaved in his death, and will greatly miss him. The remains 
were buried at Wake Forest College, and the sad rites were attended by many 
sympathizing friends. 

I have known three great students. Dr. John A. Broadus, Dr. C. H. Toy 
and Dr. Simmons, and in all my life I have not seen many men who had greater 
mental vigor or larger stores of learning than this very modest but truly great 
man had acquired. He was an honor to the College with which he was con- 
nected as student and instructor for forty years; an honor to the Baptist denomi- 
nation and to the State that gave him birth. Thig world is all the poorer when 
such men are taken out of it. 

T. H. PRITCHARD, 

For Committee. 



APPENDIX. 



43 



LIFE MEMBERS 



OF THE 



Nertti Garelina Baptist State GBfiventien, 

By the Payment of $30 at One Time, According to Amendment to 
Constitution Made in Convention at Oxford, October 22, 1849. 



Allen, J. S "Wilmington 

Allen, Mattie O. Wilmington 

Allen, W. O Neuse 

Allen, D. W ... Forestville 

Adkins, A. B ...Bethlehem 

Amis, Rxif us . . Henderson 

Ashley, James B Forestville 

Atkinson, W. H Fayetteville 

Austin . Elder D. M Monroe 

Baglev, L. W Littleton 

Bailey, Elder C. T Raleigh 

Baldwin, Elder Moses Winston 

Beachum, Eld. E, F.-Franklinton 

Bennett, Elder J. L .Polkton 

Bennett, Elder D. K...Morganton 

Biddle, Mary E Fort Bai-nwell 

Bivens, Elder J. A Monroe 

Blake, Thomas W Raleigh 

Bogart, Elder C. P Edenton 

Bonner, Mrs. E 

Bostick, Elder G. P China 

Brewer, J. M. , Wake Forest College 

Brown, Elder H. A Winston 

Broughton , N. B Raleigh 

Broughton. Carolina R . . . Raleigh 

Briggs,T. H.- Raleigh 

Briggs, Sarah Grandy . . . Raleigh 
Brvan, Eld. R. T.,Chin Kian, China 

Buffaloe, B. B . . . . Raleigh 

Buffaloe, M. W Raleigh 

Buflfaloe. R. J Raleigh 

Bunch, Elder Jeremiah ..Windsor 
Bussey, Elder B. W., New Orleans 

Callendine, Mrs. M. B Raleigh 

Carroll, Elder J..C Asheville 

Carter, Mrs. J. E., Hendersonville 

Cheek, C. C. ..Ore Hill 

Cheek, J. N Durham 

Clark, C. C Newbern 



Cobb, Elder N. B Lilesville 

Cobb, Elder J. H.. Lumber Bridge 

Cobb, A. J Windsor 

Cooke, C. M Louisburg 

Covington, John B. .Rockingham 

Crawford, T. D... Oxford 

Cross, C. R Gatesville 

Cohen, Elder A. D Florida 

Cowper, Mrs. Minnie C... Raleigh 
Costner, Mrs. Carrie Raleigh 

Dalby , E . . Durham 

Davis, Elder A. C Concord 

Davis, Elder E. L Olive Branch 

Davis, G. W... Wake Forest 

Delke, J. A... Thomasville 

Deans , J. T Murf reesboro 

Deans, Susanna Murf reesboro 

Devin, Elder R. I Oxford 

Dixon, Elder A. C, Baltimore, Md 

Dixon, Elder T .Shelby 

Dodd, Roxanna M ...Raleigh 

Dockery, Henry C... Rockingham 

Downing, Elder J. B Buckhorn 

Dickson, Elder J. W...Whiteville 

Dunn, J. R ...Forestville 

Dunn, P. A Neuse 

Dunn, S. H Forestville 

Dunn, W. B Wake Forest 

Dunn , L. C Neuse 

Dunn, E. S. .Neuse 

Durham , Elder C Raleigh 

Durham, Dr. L. N Shelby 

Eason. Elder F. W Iowa 

Ebelioft, Elder T. W Shelby 

Elam. Elder P. R., King's Mount'n 

Ellis, J. W Whiteville 

Edwards. C. B Raleigh 

Evans, Theophilus Fayetteville 



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APPENDIX. 



Footf, J. H Dellaplane 

Fowler. H. D California 

Graham. Susan W..... Hillsboro 

Graves, W. B Yancey ville 

Griffith, Elder R. H., Spartan- 
burg, S. C 

Grayson, A. L Rutherfordton 

Gregory. Eld. O. F., Baltimore, Md 

Grandf. W. S Raleigh 

Godwin, B ...Lumberton 

Gwaltnev, Eld. W. R., Greensboro 
Gwyn, Elder E. N.. Elkin 

Haden , James W Lin wood 

Harrell, Elder W. B Dunn 

Harrison, Elder T Rockingham 

Hancock, F. W Newbern 

Hinsdale, H. W Salem 

Hinsdale, W. M Salem 

Herring, Elder D. W., Shanghai, 

China 

Hill. Elder G. W Whitevdle 

Hilliard. Elder J. M Cooper's 

Home. S. R.. Morrisville 

Heck, J. M Raleigh 

Heck, George Raleigh 

Heck, Mrs. Mattie .... Raleigh 
Hoggard. Elder J. N . Murf reesboro 

Howell, Elder J. K Selma 

Howell, Virginia C Selma 

Howell, J. M . Kittrell 

Hardwick, Eider J. B., Bryan. Tex 

Howard, S. L Berea 

Hiden. Elder J. C....Eufala. Ala 
Hufhara, Eld. J. D., Scotland Neck 
Hunter, Elder A. D Cary 

Ivey, Elder F. H Georgia 

James, Elder J. J Yancey ville 

Jenkens, Elder C. A Oxford 

Johnson, P. W Wake Forest 

Johnson. R. A Rf^ckingham 

Jones, Elder C. G., Jr., Lynchburg 

Jones. F. B '. Milton 

Jones, Eld. Aaron, Richmond, Va 
Jones, Elder G. S., Hendersonville 
Jones, Elder F. H. Chatham, Va 

Jordan, Elder W. P Hertford 

Justice, M. H Rutherfordton 

King, Elder J. E Florida 

Lam berth. Elder J. H Roxboro 

Lassiter. James H Henderson 

Lawhon. Eld. W. H. H.. Carriage 
Lenn on, Elder H Orton 



Lindsay, W. R Madison 

Lougee, Louis O Raleigh 

Lougee, Mrs. A. A Raleigh 

Lougee, Mrs. C. E Raleigh 

Lownes, B Yanceyville 

Luther, Elder J Harrisville 

Lynch, Elder J. T Virginia 

Mallary, Elder R. D Georgia 

Marsh, Elder R. H ...Oxford 

Markham. J. L Durham 

Martin , Edward White Oak 

Mason. Elder J. P Chapel HiU 

McCullen, Mrs. Lizzie, Rich- 
mond, Va 
McDowell, Mrs. M. A. , Murfrees- 

boro 

McGugan, D. W Dundarrack 

McManaway, Eld. A. G., Charlotte 
McManawav. Elder J. M .Shelby 
McDuffie, Elder M. V., Bruns- 
wick. N. J 

Meadows, F. M Oxford 

Mills, L. R . . . Wake Forest College 
Mills, Mrs. L. R., Wake Forest Col 

Mitchell, Elder J Wake Forest 

Mitchell, W. W Winton 

Mitchell, Mrs. M. J Winton 

Mitchell, J. W Pitch Landing 

Montague, B. F Raleigh 

Moody, Elder R. H....Collettsville 
Monroe. Elder John. ..Laurel Hill 

Moore, Elder R. R Greensboro 

Moore, E. S Selma 

Nowell, Elder W. C... Smith field 

Overby, Elder R. R Belcross 

Pace, W. H Raleigh 

Pace, Mrs. M. Lula Raleigh 

Parham, Maria Henderson 

Parker, W. C Murfreesboro 

Pendergras, Jesse R.. Wake Forest 

Peele, W.J Raleigh 

Pittman, Elder N. R Missouri 

Phillips, W. W Salem 

Poe, Elder E. A Morgan ton 

Pool. Elder W. A ..Lenoir 

Pope. Ann L 

Posto . Elder R Shelby 

Poteat, Mrs, W. L Wake F. .rest 

Powers, M Fayetteville 

Purefoy, Elder A. F..New Jersey 

Powell, Absalom _ 

Pittman. Elder A. R....St. Paul's 
Pritchard, Elder J. P.. . . Texas 
Pritchard, Eld. T. H., Wilmington 



APPENDIX. 



45 



Ray, .J. S Neuse 

Ray, John E., Colorado Springs, 

Colorado 
Ray, Mrs. John E. , Colorado 

Springs, Colorado 
Riddick, W. G ... ....Raleigh 

Richardson, Eld. J. B., High Point 
Rooke, Elder T. J.« South Carolina 
Rollins, Elder G. W .Forest City 
Royall, Elder William, Wake 

Forest College 
Royall, Mrs. W. B., Wake 

Forest College 

RoysteT, Mrs. Mary W Raleigh 

Rollins, Elder W.G- Polkton 

Rucker, Dr. J. L... Rutherford ton 

Saunders. Elder B Lilesville 

Savage, Elder R. R ... Como 

Scarborough, J. C Raleigh 

Scarborough, Elder C. W., 

Murfreesboro 

Scott, C. R Morrisville 

Simmons, Lydia 

Skinner, Eider T. E Raleigh 

Skinner. Mrs. Annie S Raleigh 

Smith, W. B Forestville 

Smith, Mrs. M Newbern 

Speight, Elder John A Raleigh 

Stough, Elder A. I Forest City 

Stradley, Elder T Asheville 

Stradley , Elder J. A Oxford 

Tatum, E. W Wake Forest 

Taylor, Eld. C. E..Wake For. Col 
Taylor, Mrs. C. T-.Wake For. Col 
Taylor, Elder G. B . . . . Rome, Italy 



Taylor, Eld. Jas. B., Lexington, Va 

Thomas, R. B , Bethlehem 

Timberlake, Mrs. M. W., Wake 

Forest College 

Toms, James M Rutherfordton 

To wles, Miss Sallie Raleigh 

Turner, J. C States ville 

Underwood, Eld. F. R..Glenwood 

Upchurch, W. G Raleigh 

Upchurch, Mrs. W. G .... Raleigh 

VanDeventer, Eld. R.. Henderson 

Vass, W. W . . . . Raleigh 

Vernon, Elder J. H., Long's 

Cross Roads 

Watkins, J. H Wake Forest 

Weathers, F. D Raleigh 

Webb. Elder G. M Shelby 

Whiter, Elder J. B., Upper 

Alton, Illinois 

White, Elder J. M Apex 

Whitaker, Mrs. Harriet, Whitaker's 
Williams, Elder B. B.. Barrels ville 
Williams, Mrs. Sarah A... Raleigh 

Williamson, B. P Raleigh 

Wilson, Elder J. C Merry Oaks 

Womble, Jordan, Jr Durham 

Womble, W. T Raleigh 

Wood, Elder T. G ... Murfreesboro 
Woodson, Elder T. A.. Bethlehem 

Yarboro, Elder J. H. Forest Level 

Yates, William Green Level 

Yates, Mrs. T Shanghai, China 



46 APPENDIX. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST STATE 
CONVENTION. 



1. The Baptist State Convention shall be composed of three male 
representatives from each white Association in the State in fellowship 
with us, or one annual male representative appointed by the churches 
for every ten dollars contributed to its funds; Provided, that no church 
shall have more than ten representatives, and of such male life-members 
as have been made so by the payment of thirty dollars at anyone time to 
the Treasurer ior the objects of the Convention. No one shall be a mem- 
ber of the Convention who is not a member in good standing of a Baptist 
church in fellowship with us, and no other life-members shall be made. 

2. The primary objects of the Convention shall be to encourage and 
support Wake Forest College; to educate young men called of God to 
the ministry and approved by the churches to which they belong; to 
encourage education among all the people of the State; to support th 
gospel in all destitute sections of the State and of the Southern Baptist 
Convention; to send the gospel to the nations that have it not; to en- 
courage the distribution and study of the Brble and a sound religious 
literature; to assist Baptist churches in the erection of suitable houses 
of worship; to encourage the proper care of indigent orphan children 
and destitute and aged ministers of the go.-pel, and to co-operate with 
the Southern Baptist Convention in all its departments of labor. 

3. The Convention shall meet annually, on Wednesday after the sec- 
ond Sabbath in November, at 10 o'clock a. m. 

4. The officers of the Convention shall be a President, three Vice- 
Presidents, a Recording Secretary and an Assistant, a Corresponding 
Secretary, a Treasurer, an Auditor, and five Trustees, all of whom, 
except the Trustees, who shall serve during the pleasure of the Conven- 
tion, shall be elected annually. 

5. The President shall preside and enforce order in accordance with 
Dr. Mell's Parliamentary Practice. One of the Vice-Presidents shall 
preside in the absence of the President. 

6. The Recording Secretary and his Assistant shall record the pro- 
ceedings, collect and preserve statistics of the denomination, and pub- 
lish and distribute the Minutes. 

7. The Treasurer shall receive all funds represented in the Conven- 
tion; make public acknowledgement of the same each week through 
the Biblical Recorder; give his bond to the Trustees; forward at least 
once a month all contributions to their destination; at every meeting. of 
the Convention make a full report of his receipts and disbursements, 
and, on retiring from his office, turn over to his successor all moneys, 
papers and books belonging thereto. 



APPENDIX. 47 

8. The Trustees shall secure and hold the title to any and all prop- 
•erty belonging to, or which may be acquired by, the Convention, and 
take a sufficient bond of the Treasurer. The terms, conditions and 
amount of the bond shall be fixed by the Trustees, and in case the Treas- 
urer shall refuse or neglect to give his bond within thirty days after his 
election, the Trustees shall have power to elect a Treasurer. They shall 
report annually to the Convention. 

9. The Auditor shall, prior to each annual meeting of the Conven- 
tion, examine carefully all the receipts, disbursements, vouchers, papers 
and books of the Treasurer, and his certificate to the facts in the case 
shall be attached to the Treasurer's report. 

10. The Corresponding Secretary shall solicit contributions to the 
objects of the Convention, assist the Board of Missions and Sunday- 
schools in the employment and payment of missionaries, and labor to 
promote the cultivation and development of Christian benevolence. 

11. The Education Board shall, so far as it may be able, assist promis- 
ing and indigent young ministers seeking to prepare themselves for the 
more efficient preaching of the gospel. 

12. The Board of Missions and Sunday-schools shall encourage the 
churches to give liberally to all the objects of the Convention; so far as 
the means at its disposal will allow, supply all destitute portions of the 
"State with faithful and efficient ministers of the gospel; give pecuniary 
aid, as far as can be secured, for building houses of worship at proper 
points in the State, and in cases where pecuniary aid cannot be given, 
commend them to the beneficence of the churches; encourage the dis- 
tribution and study of the Bible and a sound religious literature in the 
homes, in the churches and in the Sunday-schools; encourage Sunday- 
school Conventions and Institutes; continue and, so far as it may be 
able and the growth of this work shall require, enlarge the Sunday- 
school Supply Store, and co-operate with all missionary and Sunday- 
school work of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

13. There shall be an Auditor of the Sunday-school Supply Store, 
who, prior to each annual meeting of the Convention, shall examine 
carefully all the receipts, disbursements and expenditures, vouchers, 
papers, books and stock on hand, and his certificate to the facts in the 
case shall be attached to the report on the Supply Store. 

14. The Boards shall be appointed annually and report to each ses- 
sion of the Convention. 

15. The Conventional year shall close one week before the annual 
meeting of the body. 

16. The Boards of the Convention shall fix the compensation of their 
respective officers, and that of the Treasurer and Corresponding Secre- 
tary of the Convention. 

17. This Constitution may be changed or amended at any annual ses- 
sion by two-thirds of the representatives present voting in the affirma- 
itive. 



48 APPENDIX. 

LIST OF ORDAINED BAPTIST MINISTERS. 



Aberuathy. W Happy Home 

Adams, M. A .._... Littleton 

Adams, E. J Copeland 

Adams. J. P Jonesville 

A.lams. D. F Pollard's 

Adderton. W. S Denton 

Albritton, J. T Mt. Olive 

Angel, James I Boonville 

Annas, J. R. J Hudsonville 

Atkinson, J. W Rogers' Store 

Aiastin, D. M Monroe 

Babb. T. W Hertford 

Bailev. C. T., D. D Ritleigh 

Baker. T. J Tar Landing 

Baldwin, T. M.. Columbia Factory 

Baldwin. M Winston 

Ballard, W. S Southport 

Barker. A. N New Hope 

Barkley. J. G ..Rocky Mount 

Barnes. R Sterlings Mills 

Barnes. S. D Dinsmore 

Battle. H. W New Berne 

Beacham, B. F Franklinton 

Beam, J. A ..Roxboro 

Beamer . W. H Pino Ridge 

Bell, J. W Clinton 

Beckwith. E. G Wake Forest 

Best. G. S Kenansville 

Bennett. Joel Shallotte 

Bennett, J. L Monroe 

Bennett. J. M Mt. Gilead 

Betts. Alvin Raleigh 

Betts. Allen. Winslow 

Betts, A. L Leaksville 

Bivins. J. A Richardson Creek 

Blanchard, C. W... Holly Springs 
Bland, William... Harrell's Store 

Bogart. C. P Edenton 

Bond. J. D - Edenton 

Booth, J. N Durham 

Bostick, W. M Palmersville 

Bostick. G. P Chefoo, China 

Brassington. J. T Morven 

Bright. T Mills Spring 

Bridgers. J. M Autro 

Bridges, E. J Shelby 

Briggs, W Shiloh 

Bristow, S. F Potecasi 

Britt. J. L - -Warsaw 

Britton. T. r: Canton, China 

Brooks, J. N Mulberry 

Brown, C. C Buck Shoal 

Brown, W. G Hamptonville 

Brown, H. A Winston 



Brown, J. H Yellow Hill 

Brown. Asa 

Brumtield, J Dallas 

Brunt. William Winnie 

Brvan. L Cvpress Creek 

BrVan. R. T Chin Kiang. China 

Buie. D. A Fayetteville 

BuUard. D. S Clay Fork 

Bunigarner. W. J S wanner 

Bumgarner, J ..Camp Creek 

Hunch, E .Mintonsville 

Burchett, J. W. Dellaplane 

Burfoot. A. W.. Hertford 

Byrd, W. F Byrd 

Cade. Baylus Louisburg 

Calloway, A. G Albemarle 

Campbell, A. N Winslow 

Campbell, J. A Dunn 

Campbell. Neal Grayson 

Canter. W. H.... Grayson 

Carter, J. W., D. D Raleigh 

Carrick, Thomas Lexington 

Cars well. J. W.. .Morganton 

Carter, B. H Albemarle 

Case. C. C White Oak Hall 

Cashwell, C. S Mocksville 

Castephens, T. D Mount Nebo 

Caudle, A Lanesboro 

Caudle, R. T Lanesboro 

Caudle, J. H Germanton 

Chappell, L. N China 

Childer.-, W. R Taylorsville 

Church. A. S .Linville City 

Churchill . A Havwood 

Clark, L. D.... ..St. Paul 

Clark, F. P Lenoir 

Clenny, L. M ...Ford 

Cobb, N. B Hendersonville 

Collins, J. W Chalk Level 

Collier. R. B Columbia 

Conrad. S. F Lewis ville 

Conway. W. D Baton 

Coppedge. G. W Wakefield 

Creech, W. Hare's Store 

Crews, R. W Germanton 

Croom, H. M Wallace 

Couch, J. H Durbam 

Crouch Jacob Taylorsville 

Cullom. W. R Warren Plains 

Curtis, C. L Scotland Neck 

Davis, E Taylorsville 

Davis, J. D Raleigh 

Davis, A. C Concord 



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Davis, E. L Olive Branch 

Davis, J. F Lewis Fork 

Davis, J. W Polkton 

Davis, P. S. C Currituck C. H 

Denny, J. C Gold Hill 

Denton, J. R . . Dysartsville 

Dill, J. S Goldsboro 

Donaldson, C. N.. ...Winton 

Dowell, G. J Hamilton 

Dowell, W . . Jennings' Mills 

Downing, J. B. Ham 

Driver, R. P Hilliardston 

Duncan, H. J .Clinton 

Duncan, P. O Lexington 

Duncan, F. M Nettle Knob 

Durham, C. Raleigh 

Durham, W. C Potecasi 

Ebeltof t, T. W Shelby 

Edwards, E.J Cedar Creek 

Edwards. O. T.-Mt. Vernon Spr'gs 

Edwards, W. H Wake Forest 

Edwards, D. D Morrisville 

Elam. P. M King's Mountain 

Eller , J. F ... - Gap Creek 

Ellington, J. F Clayton 

Elliott, Josiah Hertford 

Eimise, J. L Averysboro 

Fant, J. K Wadesboro 

Faison, J. P Harrell's Store 

Farthing, A. C Sweet Water 

Farthing, J. H Sweet Water 

Farthing, R. P Sweet Water 

Farriss, C. S High Point 

Felmet, C ....Shelby 

Ferguson. P. A Lambsville 

Ferrell. M. S... Green Level 

Fisher, J. G Roslin. 

Fisher, R Blocker's 

Fleetwood. J. C Margarettsville 

Foi-man, C. C Big Lick 

Forester, J. S. Briar Creek 

Franklin, J. K Knapp's Mills 

Freeman. F. M Forest Citv 

Fulf ord, W. J . - Cool Spring 

Fuquay, S. W Sulphur Springs 

Gilliland, D Elizabeth City 

Gilmore, S Bear Ci'eek 

Gilreath, A Cedar Run 

Go id win, A Sweet Home 

Go forth, S. S .- Lovelace 

Gore, J. W White ville 

Gourlev, Robert Germanton 

Gower.'C. E Mt. Olive 

G aham, H. W.-.Swann's Station 

Gi ay, W. F- Buck Shoal 

Gieen, David Sand's 

Gieene, J. B Forest City 

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Greene, G. W Moravian Falls 

Green, M. L Bethlehem 

Gregory, J. N ..Elkin 

Gurganus, J. W Abbottsburg 

Gwaltney, L. P Cedar Run 

Gwaltney, J. P York Institute 

Gwaltney, W. R Greensboro 

Gwaltney, J. S Cilley 

Gwyn, E. N ..Elkin 

Hackney, J. D Ore Hill 

Bagaman, Jacob 

Haithcock, U. V Albemarle 

Hall, J. J South Mills 

Hamner, W. H Thomasville 

Hamrick, G. P Boiling Springs 

Hardaway, J. S Oxford 

Harman, A.J Watauga Falls 

Harman, G. W Hillsboro 

Harper, R. D Hilliardston 

Harrell, J. B Kinston 

Harrell, H. D Foj^est City 

Harrell, W. B Dunn 

Harrill, Z. D Memory 

Harris, W Knapp's Mills 

Harrington, E. P Efird's Mills 

Harrison, T Rockingham 

Hawkins, R. N. ..Boiling Springs 

Haymore, C. C Mt. Airy 

Herring, W. D ..Shanghai, China 

Heartsell, J. W .Wadesboro 

Hilburn, S. W Robeson 

Hilburn, R. M... ..Clarkston 

Hildebran, A Warlick's Mills 

Hildebran, I. N Enola 

Hill,* A. H Cedar Hills 

Hocutt, J. C Chapel Hill 

Hodge, J. F ...Pool 

Hoggard, J. N Murfreesboro 

Holbert, John Mill's Spring 

Hollar, E Felts 

Hollar, I ..-.Felts 

Holleman, J. M Apex 

Hollifield, A. P ..Forest City 

Honevcutt. W. H Whitley't 

Honey cutt, T. M Mars Hill 

Hopkins, W. J Mooresville 

Hord. A.. T Burlington 

Horner, T. J Henderson 

Horton , O. C . Selma 

Howell, J. K Selma 

Howell, Jesse Green Level 

Hoyle, J. A ... Iron Station 

Hutchinson, J. H ...Hutchinson's 

Store 
Hufham,J.D.. D.D., Scotland N'ck 

Hull, W. P.. Morganton 

Hume, T., D. D Chapel Hill 

Humphries. C. F Oxford 

Hunter, A. D Cary 



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Honeycutt, R Hawley's Store 

Hundley, J. W . . . , Tarboro 

Irvin, A. C Shelby 

James, R. H ^ . . Pioneer Mills 

James, J.J,.- Yancey ville 

Jenkens, C. A Oxford 

Johnson, L... ..Rockingham 

Johnson, J. C _ . . . _ Grayson 

Johnson, E. D St. Paul's 

Johnson, W. M Matthews 

Johnson, W. R Cedar Creek 

Jones, N. S Raleigh 

Jones, A. T Poor's Ford 

' Jones, F. F Zionsville 

Jones, J. R Milton 

Jordan, James Troy 

Jordan, J Roaring River 

Jordan, W. P Coleraine 

Jordan, Y New Hope 

Judd, H. D Jonesboro 

Justice, A. A West's Mills 

Justice, C. B Rutherfordton 

Justice, T. B Rutherfordton 

Kennedy, W. M Warsaw 

Kerlee, James Gastonia 

King, B. F Windsor 

King, W. G Cameron 

King, H. B Matthews 

Kivett, M. D Liberty 

Knight, W. F 

Lamberth , J. H Roxboro 

Lanier, Benjamin Level Plains 

Lansdell, J. J Durham 

Landrum, M. M Marion 

Latta, A. T Monroe 

Lawhon, W. H. H Carthage 

Leary, T. J ... Harlowe 

Leatherman, J. F .Hall's X Roads 

Lennon, H Orton 

Lennon, J. P Robeson's 

Lequex, H. D Lenoir 

Lewellyn, J Dobson 

Lewis, T. A Cherry ville 

Little, W. F 'Zora 

Littleton, J. R Albemarle 

Littleton, J. W .. Albemarle 

Logan, W. H Ayr 

Love. J. F Bayboro 

Lovett, W. ..Princeton 

Lynch, O. A Green Hill 

Macomson, M. V Morganton 

Manly, G. W Wake Forest Col 

March, A Beaver Dam 

Marsh , J. B Happy Home 

Marsh, R. H., D. D Oxford 



Martin, J. H Long Town 

Martin, C. H Lilesville 

Martin, N ...Red Banks 

Mason, J. P Chapel Hill 

Matthews, O. M Clinton 

Matthews, N.J Westfield 

Matthews, B Buck Shoal 

Matthews, J. R Powellsville 

May, S. S Cross Roads Church 

Maynard, J. R Morrisville 

Mcbuffie, J. F Dayton 

McFadden, J. H Rutherfordton 

McLendon, J. J Waterloo 

McManaway, J. M Shelby 

McManawa y , A. G Charlotte 

McMahan, A Poor's Ford 

McMillan, D. C Leesville 

McNeill, Milton Wilkesboro 

McS wain, L. H Grover 

Meadows, W. C .Moravian Falls 

Medlock, Stephen Taylorsville 

Meeks, O. P Warsaw 

Melvin, W. S White Oak 

Melvin. W. A Harrell's Store 

Mercer, N ...... Lumberton 

Mitchell, John,D.D.,Henders'nv'le 

Moore, G. P . Pittsboro 

Moore, R. A Red Spring 

Moore, R. R Greensboro 

Moore, Warren . . Patterson 

Morris, J. F Stan ly Creek 

Morton, H Thorn asville 

Morton, W, B Weldon 

Morton, S. D Albemarle 

Moss. N. H Cherry ville 

Murchison. D. C Gulf 

Murchison, C. M Hickory 

Myers, W. A .... Osborn ville 
Myers, A. E. Round Mountain 

Nelson, C. J Goldsboro 

Newberrv, T. B Fayetteville 

Newell, G. W Cedar Rock 

Newton, J. D . Concord 

Newton, R Fayetteville 

Newton, I T .Fayetteville 

Newton. C. C Lagos, Africa 

Norris, H. W . ..Ballentine's Mills 
Nowell, AV. C Smithfield 

Olive. W. S Apex 

Oliver, W. B Fayetteville 

Oliver. P Dalton's 

Overby R. R., D. D Belcross 

Overton, W. C Harrellsville 

Owens. W. C ... Arlington 

Oxford . Isaac Downsville 

Page, W. M Hawley's Store 

Page, S. C Rhodes 



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Pardue, A. T Adlev 

Parris, T. W Brier Creek 

Patton, R. L Morganton 

Peele, R. E Crowell's 

Pendergrass, J. F Carriage 

Pennell, A. M Ellendale 

Perdieu, W. H Jonesville 

Peikinson, L. C Oakville 

Pernell, M. R Louisburg 

Pernell, P. H Winston 

Phif er, J. W Lanesboro 

Phillips, W Mt. Airy 

Phillips. B. H Whiteville 

Pitchford, J. A Littleton 

Pittman, A. R St. Paul's 

Pittard, J. N. .Young's Cross R'ds 

Poe, A. E . ^ Morganton 

Poindexter. T. H.. Richmond Hill 

Pool, J. B Ellendale 

Pool, C. C .Taylorsville 

Pool, W. A Lenoir 

Pool. D. W.. ...Cedar Run 

Poston. R<. Shelby 

Powell, C. L .> Algiers, Africa 

Powell, J. W Rocky Mount 

Presnell, James M 

Prevatt, F ..Lumberton 

Prevatt, P. A Lumberton 

Prevatt, J. T Lumberton 

Prevett, I. T Wilkesboro 

Price, A. W Laurinburg 

Pritchard, T. H., D.D.Wilmington 

Proctor, J. L 

Pruitt, L. R Harrellsville 

Pruitt, N Knob Creek 

Pugh, J. M Swepsonville 

Radford, Levi Princeton 

Ray, D. J Smithburg 

Reader, B. S Ray wood 

Rector, J. A Morganton 

Redmond, A New Hope 

Red wine. J. F Fork Church 

Register. J, M . White Hall 

Richardson. J. B.. -. High Point 

Rickman. M. L We?t Mill 

Roberts, D. J. Cherry Lane 

Rochelle, J. J.. Jackson 

Roi^ers, J. W. F ...Apex 

Rollins, G. W Forest City 

Roper, S. A Jackson Hill 

Rose, J. W... Clayton 

Royall, W. B.Wake Forest College 
Royall, AVm., D.D Wake For. Col 

Ruppe, John Nicholsonville 

Russell, W. W Albemarle 

Sandling. R. C Harrell's Store 

Salmon, Joseph Buie's Creek 

Saunders, B Lilesville 

Savage, R. R Como 



Scarboro, C. W Murfreesboro 

Seagraves, W. C Jonesville 

Sellers, Lorenzo Supply 

Sessoms, R. M Lumbei'ton 

Sheets. Henry Lexington 

Shell, J. T... Petra Mills 

Sherrill, T. C Petra Mills 

Sherwood, J. J. L Sugar Grove 

Simmons. S. F Jonesville 

Skinner, T. E., D. D Raleigh 

Sledge, J. W Cedar Rock 

Smith, I Lenoir 

Smith, J. A Fair Bluff 

Smith, J. L _Siler 

Smith, J. W Byrdsville 

Snider, D. A Beaver Dam 

Speight, T. T Windsor 

Speight, J. A Raleigh 

Stowell, J. C States ville 

Stallings, J. N High Point 

Stewart. J. L Clinton 

Stoker, A. P Denton 

Stradley , J. A Oxford 

Stringfield, O. L Wakefield 

Sum mey , A. T Copeland 

Swain, E. L Supply 

Swain, S. D Boon ville 

Taylor, C. E., D. D.Wake For. Col 

Taylor, J. H Grassy Knob 

Tavlor, E. L Rutherford ton 

Taylor, D. G Taylorsville, Va 

Taylor, T. J Warren ton 

Teague, J. R Ellendale 

Tew, D. W ..Beaman's Cross R'ds 

Tew, J. O Clinton 

Thomas, C. A. G... Elizabeth City 

Thomas, I. W Boone 

Tatum, E. F Shanghai, China 

Thompson, K Edwardsville 

Thompson, J. C. Lumberton 

Thomasson, D. W Jefferson 

Townsend. J. T Favetteville 

Tupper, H. M., D. D ".Raleigh 

Tuttle, J. F - Salisbury 

Tynch, J ...Edenton 

Undferwood, F. R Glenwood 

Upton, T. W Stanley Creek 

VanDeventer, R Henderson 

Vann, R. T Edenton 

Vernon, J. H .. Long's Cross Roads 

Vernon ,J.T Madison 

Vipperman, J. H Mt. Airy 

Waff, W. B Reynoldson 

Weatherman, J. G. Jenning's Mills 

Webb, G. M ...Shelby 

West, J. H Cedar Valley 

West,W. C Fayette ville 



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White, J. A-- Grover 

White, J. L Durham 

White, J. M -Apex 

White, W. W Jefferson 

Whitener, P. A Morganton 

Wilcox, A. G Brinkleyville 

Wilcoxon, Wm. . .Elk Cross Roads 

Wilhoit, G. O Ansonville 

Wilkes, J Ruthei'f ordton 

Williams, Herbert C Sunsbury 

Williams, A. J Knapp's Mills 

Williams, B. B HarrellsTille 

Williams, G. S.... Brooklyn, N. Y 

Williams, E. C Matthews 

Willis. W. W.. Lumberton 

Wilson. J. C Merry Oaks 

Wilson, W. H Madison 



Wingate, W. B Roxabel 

Wood, T. G. . - Murfreesboro 

Woodruff, W. B Elkin 

Woodson, C. A Durham 

Woodson. C. J Mooresville 

Wooten, F. T Burgaw 

Wooten, E. W _ Wooten 

Wooten, R. W Clingman 

Wright, T .-Felt's 

Wright, W. L Reidsville 

W^right, N Lark 

Watson, W. F . . - -Carthage 

Watson, W. D Rives' Chapel 

Yarboro, J. H Forest City 

Yarborough, A -Lexington 

Yontz, Jacob Dark Ridge